Leaders in IP protection

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.

Our philosophy

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.

Our experience

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.

A technology transfer background

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.

A highly qualified team

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.

Ownership group

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 and adjacent businesses operating under different brands across the Asia-Pacific region.

For the purposes of the Australian 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 patent and trade mark 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 Limited (and affiliated company AJ Park Law Limited), GH PTM Pty Ltd and GH Law Pty Ltd (Griffith Hack), Shelston IP Pty Ltd, Shelston IP Lawyers Pty Ltd, Watermark Intellectual Property Pty Ltd, Watermark Intellectual Property Lawyers Pty Ltd and Glasshouse Advisory Pty Ltd. Additional incorporated patent and trade mark attorney entities operating as ‘Pizzeys’ and ‘Spruson & Ferguson’ form part of the IPH Ltd group outside Australia and New Zealand.

Information on all legal entities forming part of the IPH Limited group is available here.

Group relationships

Each of the IPH group professional services attorney businesses of Pizzeys, AJ Park, Spruson & Ferguson, Griffith Hack, Shelston IP and Watermark 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 the key principles to which each IPH group business adheres with respect to independence, appropriate disclosure of group relationships and the management of actual or potential conflicts of interest see our Group Relationships Statement.