IP is one of the core areas of our commercial practice. Our team is led by Amy Bishop, an experienced IP lawyer and a registered trade mark attorney, and the team's mentor Sandy Donaldson, who has been providing expert advice for an extremely diverse range of clients on the full range of IP issues for over five decades. The team advises specialised technology, biotechnology and ICT companies, research-oriented businesses, high-tech enterprises, universities, government instrumentalities and other innovators and inventors on issues ranging from the management of intellectual capital and protection of IP assets, through to commercialisation options, including transfers, licensing and start-ups. 

IP is of vital importance to all businesses, not just organisations engaged in research and development or hi-tech. We help individuals and businesses in many other industries and creative and artistic fields protect their intangible assets, including brands, by advising on development and management strategies and acting in IP disputes. 

We also provide strategic advice on IP development, conduct IP audits to identify IP assets, protection risks and commercialisation opportunities, and manage complex claims.

Key Services

  • Commercialisation and licensing advice
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Confidential information and trade secrets
  • Copyright, designs and software protection
  • Dispute resolution and actions
  • Distribution, marketing, agency and supply agreements
  • Domain and business names
  • Information technology, social media and internet
  • Infringement and anti-piracy actions
  • Intellectual asset management
  • Intellectual property and technology licences and assignments
  • Intellectual property audits
  • Joint venture and collaborative agreements
  • Manufacturing and contracting agreements
  • Materials transfer agreements
  • Patents (commercialisation, protection and strategy)
  • Plant breeders’ rights
  • Privacy
  • Research and development
  • Structures and start-ups
  • Taxation issues
  • Trade mark applications and brand protection

Meet the Team

Amy Bishop

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Sandy Donaldson

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Lecia Wood

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What Client's Say

It is my pleasure to provide this testimonial for Sandy Donaldson. My company, Police Health has engaged with Sandy and his team for the last 20 years and the length of that relationship speaks volumes for its value to the company and the individuals who have had the pleasure of working with him. Sandy really believes in ensuring the best outcome for his clients and the energy and expertise that he applies to his work is second to none. Sandy (and I ) clearly enjoy building relationships that are based on trust and respect, this relationship allows for frank and open dialogue, teamwork and high level engagement. All of these qualities are essential to an optimal outcome.

Peter Shanahan

Police Health

I have engaged Amy Bishop from DW Fox Tucker a number of times seeking expert advice. On all occasions, I have been provided with timely advice that results in the best outcomes for my business. Amy’s commitment to understanding my business to ensure appropriate trade mark applications are lodged and enable their smooth passage and speedy early indication of success has been greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure doing business with Amy and the DW Fox Tucker team.

Sinéad O'Brien

Tinnitus Treatment

AV&M has worked with the DW Fox Tucker team for many years on a range of matters including commercial, tax, property, employment, workers compensation and IP and we would have no hesitation in recommending DW Fox Tucker to anyone looking for trusted legal advisors.

Matt Alexander

Advanced Viticulture & Management