Australia's premier intellectual
property practice

Davies Collison Cave provides an extensive range of strategically focused intellectual property services including expert advice in patents, trade marks, domain names, trade secrets, copyright and design protection, as well as licensing, litigation and related legal and commercial matters.

A powerful union

Davies Collison Cave Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in association with Davies Collison Cave Law operate as a single, multi-disciplinary intellectual property practice, providing tailored solutions to suit your requirements within Australia, New Zealand and internationally. More about our history »



Why Davies Collison Cave?
People, experience and networks.

The cream of Australia’s legal and scientific talent

Davies Collison Cave boasts over 80 lawyers and attorneys, and more than 37 partners focused solely on the intellectual property needs of our clients. Our industry-leading teams are pioneers of Australian IP law, head international professional bodies, are called upon to advise government on IP policy and have proven records as respected advocates.

We recruit professional staff of the highest calibre. Many of our patent practitioners have completed doctorates and have relevant post-doctoral experience, are qualified in other jurisdictions and have proven commercial and legal successes at the world’s leading companies.

Why it matters:

  • Lawyers and attorneys who intimately understand your technology, from plasmoids to nanofabrication, as well as your commercial needs and priorities.
  • Engaging the brightest and most respected talent ensures you receive the best advice.

Australia’s largest, most experienced patent, trade mark and IP practice

Davies Collison Cave can trace back over 130 years of intellectual property protection in Australia, having helped pioneer Australia’s fledgling patent system and filing Australia’s first trade mark. Since that time we have grown to become Australia largest IP practice, filing over 7,000 patents and 2,000 trade marks each year. We are one of the most active practices in intellectual property matters before the Australian courts and have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of matters.

Why it matters:

  • Our size means that we have experts across all disciplines and technologies.
  • Our long history of IP protection means that our legal and strategy advice builds upon a wealth of experience.

A highly respected and awarded approach to client service

Davies Collison Cave has coupled its unparalleled legal and technical expertise with a focus on client service. Our dedication to the providing our clients with responsive, objective and commercially-driven advice has seen us receive numerous industry accolades and awards, including being consistently voted the No. 1 patent and trade mark firm in Australia by Australasian Legal Business and Managing Intellectual Property.

Intellectual property awards patents trade marksdavies collison cave mip asia ip iamWhy it matters:

  • Client and industry recognition of our achievements are proof of the firm’s determination to keep a clear focus on the needs of individual clients.

Servicing regional and international needs, from Bundanoon to Brussels

Davies Collison Cave has five offices across Australia—in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Newcastle—and a dedication to supporting regional innovation hubs. Our dedicated regional industry contacts travel regularly to regional centres and other States to ensure that all innovations can benefit from the best IP advice.

In addition to this regional domestic focus, Davies Collison Cave has many years of experience handling overseas matters, both for international clients and domestic clients looking to protect their innovations internationally. Many of our staff were trained and are qualified in other jurisdictions, including the US, Europe and the UK and are fluent in a number of languages, including Mandarin and Japanese. This in-house knowledge of overseas filing and IP protection is combined with a wide network of international patent and trade mark attorney firms who we can call upon for specialised advice on local filings at any stage.

Why it matters:

  • You can rely on Davies Collison Cave’s international expertise and global network of partner attorney firms as a single point of contact for all your IP protection.
  • No matter where you are based, you can turn to Davies Collison Cave for specialised and responsive service.