We are a specialist intellectual property firm practicing in the fields of patents, trade marks and designs. Our core business resides in establishing, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Pizzeys is recognised as a leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and our qualified attorneys are committed to achieving the highest of standards. We understand the need for quality, personalised and responsive service.
Pizzeys companies are members of IPH Limited group. The IPH Limited group includes a range of professional services firms operating under a number of brands throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
The Pizzeys philosophy is simple – high quality service, personalised service and responsive service. Our attorneys strive to provide unmatched responsiveness while maintaining the highest of work standards. In the global business environment of Intellectual Property, we understand the importance of these qualities.
Our clients and associates understand that we are available at a moments notice to provide insight and advice for any given issue. This, teamed with the firm’s philosophy of responsive and high quality advice, ensures our reputation as a leader in the provision of Intellectual Property services in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
A multi-jurisdictional approach – Pizzeys offers a team of professionals that is distinct relative to others in the IP landscape in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many of our attorneys have multi-jurisdictional qualifications and expertise. Our diversity ensures that our domestic clients receive the required expertise to secure commercially relevant protection in markets of importance and also ensures an appreciation of the needs of our foreign clients.
Office experience and knowledge – Many of our attorneys have substantial experience working in-house with IP Australia, the Australian Patent and Trade Mark Office. Particularly, a number of our attorneys have worked as examiners of patents, whilst others have held executive positions with the Office.
With this background, our team can provide unmatched insight into prosecution, as well as higher level opposition and re-examination procedures before IP Australia. We maintain a close working relationship with IP Australia, facilitated by the close proximity of our Canberra office to the head office and centre of management.
Our team includes attorneys that have experience in technology transfer environments, both locally and internationally. As such, we are well aware of the issues facing in-house teams, technology transfer officers and management. We can provide advice that appreciates the needs and is sensitive to the requirements of such clients.
The attorneys on the Pizzeys team are highly qualified, having substantial experience in the patent and trade mark arena, with many having higher degrees in their respective technical and legal fields. Our attorneys are continually involved in updating and evolving their technical and legal expertise through attendance at conferences and seminars. In many instances our attorneys are actively involved in presenting at such events.
We are in a position to provide the technical expertise needed to ensure commercially relevant protection for securing our clients’ inventions in all technical arts that may be subject to patent protection in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and globally. Likewise, Pizzeys’ highly qualified trade marks team has proven expertise in establishing, maintaining and enforcing our clients’ trade mark rights in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Pizzeys companies are incorporated entities owned by IPH Limited, a public company that is the holding company for a number of intellectual property professional services businesses operating under different brands across the Asia-Pacific region.
For the purposes of the Australia and New Zealand Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2018, Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Pty Ltd is an incorporated registered attorney, and a member of an ‘ownership group’ within the meaning of the Code.
The ownership group comprises Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Pty Ltd, Spruson & Ferguson Pty Limited, Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Ltd, AJ Park IP Ltd (and affiliated company AJ Park Law Ltd) and Practice Insight Pty Limited. Spruson & Ferguson and Pizzeys also comprise patent and trade mark attorney entities outside Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Information on all legal entities forming part of the IPH Limited group is available here.
Each of the IPH professional services group businesses of Pizzeys, AJ Park and Spruson & Ferguson operate independently from one another in the provision to clients of attorney professional services. A group business may in some cases engage or be engaged by another group business as a foreign agent or lawyer.
For more information on how we manage group relationships, including appropriate disclosures of group relationships and management of actual or potential conflicts of interest please see our Group Relationships Statement.