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IP advice and services for regional Australia

Davies Collison Cave assists clients of all sizes, from individual inventors to multi-national corporations, and across all industry sectors. We are particularly proud of our commitment to supporting innovators in provincial centres, which are transforming into hubs of economic development.

Great ideas happen everywhere

If your business is developing or commercialising new products, you’ll need access to specialist advice that can often be difficult to access in regional Australia. Simply being aware of potential intellectual property issues can help safeguard the success of your innovations.

Davies Collison Cave has a long history of intellectual property education, and this underpins our activities in regional areas. Teaming with organisations such as IP Australia, AusIndustry and regionally-based business consultants, we:

  • deliver seminars and workshops to a regional centres
  • schedule regular regional visits to meet clients and build relationships with local business communities
  • offer a central point of contact for regional Australia. Each of our offices has a dedicated regional contact. Please contact your nearest office for more information.

Meet Peter Gretton: your dedicated regional Victoria contact

Peter Gretton - Davies Collison Cave's contact for regional Australia's intellectual property needsPeter Gretton is a patent and trade mark attorney with Davies Collison Cave and is our key contact for regional clients. Peter is passionate about regional Australia and regularly travels to regional areas to meet with clients, attend networking events and deliver educational seminars and workshops.

Peter says “Coming out to regional areas and meeting people is very important in developing a good reputation with business people and referral groups. I take it as a two pronged strategy in meeting people face-to-face and educating the market through workshops and seminars.”

Peter also provides complimentary preliminary advice over the phone, and regional clients can contact him to discuss their intellectual property issues. Peter has also written many articles on IP issues.

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