The Madgwicks team can assist clients along the full spectrum of Intellectual Property (IP) requirements from registration and portfolio management to enforcement and protection of assets as well as structuring and funding the commercialisation of IP.

We have extensive experience delivering advice on IP law matters surrounding protection, transactions and disputes. Our team works closely with clients to achieve commercially pragmatic solutions, with an extensive network of contacts to assist in obtaining financial grants to invest in IP and R&D, securing taxation incentives and assisting with product design and manufacturing.

Together with our Corporate Services and Business Advisory experts, the Madgwicks IP team can help navigate you through the various complexities to help protect the true value of your intellectual property in an acquisition or joint venture to advising on franchising or licensing opportunities.


  • Brand protection and trade mark portfolio management both locally and overseas
  • Patent licensing and cross-licensing negotiation and agreements
  • All matters relating to copyright registration, protection and disputes; and
  • Data aggregation, marketing and commercialisation legal support.

Our Experts

Rick Goldberg

Rick is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in financial services, managed funds and superannuation.

Chris Verebes

Special Counsel
A specialist in franchising, Chris is a legal expert and trusted advisor to a number of high profile franchisors across Australia.

Thought Leadership & Past Experiences

Two businesses with the same name

We are often approached by business owners who have found themselves in the situation where another business is using a similar trading name, product name or packaging style and benefiting from it when there is limited or no association between...
27 September, 2022

Intellectual Property: Franchisors, is your brand protected?

In brief Strong branding is critical for building a scalable franchise model and the most powerful tool in the franchise negotiation process. But, it is equally vital that the franchise’s Intellectual Property (IP) – brand and good will – are...
1 December, 2016