Intellectual Property Law Specialists

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How We Operate

Y Intellectual Property take an active approach to intellectual property law, providing personalised services with fixed fee and flexible pricing. We give you control of your intellectual property. Discuss your needs with us today.

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Trade Marks

Work with an experienced Trade Marks Attorney to create strong, enforceable Trade Marks for your business. We provide ongoing service to help you make the most of your Trade Marks, identifying opportunities, and protecting your existing Trade Marks.

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Copyright & Designs

Protection and correct use of Copyright and Designs are essential but often misunderstood by creators and innovators. Y Intellectual Property will help you navigate the minefield of Copyright and Designs Law. We look at your unique circumstances and partner with you to generate cost effective solutions to legally protect your creative output. 

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Intellectual Property Law Disputes

Infringement of intellectual property rights can carry very serious and potentially critical implications. There are, however, often commercial solutions to these issues and mutually agreeable negotiation pathways to resolve these conflicts. If you’ve found yourself in a dispute concerning your IP, we can work with you develop a robust prosecution or defence strategy. We will guide you towards the best possible outcome to achieve your commercial interests. Discuss your needs with an experienced IP lawyer in Melbourne today. 

Hear From Our Happy Clients

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We were extremely happy with the service provided and the well managed process from start to finish by Andrew at YIP. Very knowledgeable and systemised. Would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone. We achieved exactly what we needed. Thank you YIP.

Guy Quinn, Director of Code One Accountants, Perth, WA

Andrew has gone above and beyond in helping us defend our trademark against a multi million dollar bully. He is not only knowledgeable, but also very catering when working on budget. Highly Recommended

Peter John, Melbourne, Victoria

Very happy with the vigorous representation provided in our opposed trademark application. Andrew shut down a large multinational who tried to bully our small brand. Very happy, highly recommended.

Andrew Ross, Lawyer, Brisbane, Queensland

Andrew did a fantastic job, he was very helpful and more than happy to answer questions and kept me informed along the way during the trademark application. Highly recommend

Lee Howie, Owner of Skyhawk Electrical, Adelaide, SA

If you’re looking for advice on how to protect your business’ brand names and product or service names, I can highly recommend Andrew Petale and Y Intellectual Property. Andrew explains things simply and clearly, and makes the trade mark process easy. He makes it happen for you.

MC Carter, Director of Practice Paradox, Brisbane, QLD

Andrew has been great with our trademarking. Already referred him to a few friends.

Tabitha Robb, Director of Addendo, Melbourne, Victoria

Y Intellectual Property has been great help. They have assisted me with a design registration and copy write protection. They gave me good honest advice and it didn’t take much of my time. I will use them again in the future.

Sam Yates, Electrician, Bendigo, Victoria

Andrew was so lovely. He made the process of trademarking so simple. He ensured I understood what he was explaining to me and I would definitely recommend his service to anyone looking to trade mark their business.

Katarina, Melbourne, Victoria

Extremely knowledgeable, efficient communicator, and a genuinely caring individual. Andrew delivered on all his promises and helped me achieve the result I was looking for. Highly recommend!

Matias, Melbourne, Victoria

Excellent and professional service. I will use again and will not hesitate to recommend to others. Well done

Janine, Perth, WA

Powering Your Ideas


Y Intellectual Property help you take action to establish Trade Marks and protect intellectual property. We take a personalised approach to intellectual property law, assessing your needs and providing you with a tailored solution.

Your business and your work are incredibly valuable. Without protection through a Registered Trade Mark, Design or appropriate Copyright Protection, you leave a lot at risk. As an intellectual property lawyer, our job is to investigate and to question, to constantly seek out value and benefit to our clients. We aim to be a business partner rather than just another service provider.

At Y Intellectual Property (YIP), we have the experience and expertise to deliver unique and highly personalised fixed fee intellectual property law services tailored to your specific needs. As a leading IP law firm, we form genuine and enduring collaborative relationships with our clients, working in partnership. This helps us to understand, fortify and fully engage your intellectual property rights, transforming them into a functioning and active asset which drives value to your business.

Our IP Lawyers put in the extra time and effort, committing ourselves to understanding your needs inside and out. Through innovative, upfront and transparent legal strategies we can understand your “why” in order to better address the “what” and the “how” and achieve the best possible results.

Value Based Fixed Fee Service

Unlike many intellectual property law firms, we do not charge by the hour or for work undertaken without your authority. This means you only pay for work approved and receive the service you need at a competitive price. All of our fees are disclosed to you before you choose to proceed with any of the options provided to you based on our assessment of the needs of your particular matter.

We offer a range of fixed price trade mark package options to fit your requirements and budget. You will always know in advance what work we are doing and how much it will cost. This way, our fixed fee reflects the outcomes we’re confident we can deliver, rather than the value we place on our own time.

Our experience in running intellectual property matters gives us foresight into how your matter is likely to play out. We’re able to understand what contingencies could occur and what you will need to do to succeed. We know the major players in the field of IP and how they tend to operate, giving us unique insight into how best to approach your matter to achieve your desired outcome. 

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Collaborating with You

Everyone’s needs are different, whether that’s your communication style, your industry, or your IP itself. We are happy to engage with you in the way that suits you, by phone, email, webchat or in person.

At the start of your matter we will work with you to customise your experience. This includes when and how often you would like to hear from us, as well as your preferred contact method. Throughout your matter we’ll contact you to discuss updates and provide you with information. We’ll inform you of other areas of potential interest to you, as well as other important news. This allows us to establish an open and free flowing dialogue with you so you do not feel left in the dark or bombarded with information. 

Please see our Contact page for further details.

Complimentary Project Mapping

At Y Intellectual Property Legal we believe your trust should be earned, not assumed. As your intellectual property lawyer we want you have confidence in our skills and experience. It’s why we aim to exceed your expectations at every step! This means being transparent and upfront with you regarding your options and legal position and not merely stumbling through your matter hoping for the best (and charging you by the hour for the privilege!).

As a first step, we will consult with you to obtain an overview of your matter and to discover your objectives, motivations and desired outcomes. Once we have the full picture, we will put together a concise project road map summarising your goals and the actions we intend to implement to achieve them.

We’ll also provide a fixed time frame to complete those actions, as well as a fixed fee for the service. We may also provide options if appropriate, with prices based on your budget and level of engagement you require. You will always know what we are doing and why we are doing it before you authorize us to proceed.

Adaptive and Flexible Strategies

We periodically review matters to ensure they are on the right track. This way, we can adjust our plan of attack where needed to better align with the new situation.

For ongoing projects, we will provide a new project road map once each stage has been completed or at any other point where a change of direction is required. This allows us to adapt our action plan and also pushes us to create proactive strategies to progress your matter.

As well as general support, we are constantly looking out for information and opportunities which may interest you or help grow your business. We genuinely want our partnership to be lifelong and participate in the ongoing success of your business.

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Industry Focus:

We deliver tailored intellectual property packages to meet the needs of industries with specific intellectual property lawyer requirements. We have particular expertise working with clients in the education and entertainmentfashion, food, drink and accommodation, software development, and finance and investment sectors. For more information, please see the Industry Focus section of our website.

What an Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyer Can Do for Your Business

As a leading IP law firm, we have extensive experience in establishing and managing intellectual property rights portfolios. We can help you from the application stage all the way through to enforcement or defence of rights, whether that be through litigation or administrative channels. We can assist with intellectual property auditing, preparation and prosecution of Trade Mark and Design Applications. This includes overcoming examination reports, setting up intellectual property watch strategies and services, international Trade Mark filings (through the Madrid Protocol or by direct filing), removal and cancellation actions, as well as preparing and negotiating any necessary commercial intellectual property documents. 

We also handle the running of intellectual property law and internet law litigation in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Courts of Australia, Trade Mark opposition proceedings through the Trade Marks Registry and auDRP/uDRP Domain Name Disputes through WIPO. You can find more information about our unique approach to protecting your Intellectual Property Rights and how our experienced intellectual property lawyers in Melbourne can assist you in the How We Operate section of our website.

Call Y Intellectual Property Lawyers Melbourne

To discuss your needs with a qualified intellectual property lawyer, book a meeting today. Our experienced IP lawyer in Melbourne can quickly get to the heart of your issue. We can provide you with the information, guidance and options you need to make an informed decision before you choose to engage us. You can contact us by booking in a callback (through our Service Portal), sending an email, or by calling 03 8371 0012.