Got a great idea or innovation?
At Ethikate we are experienced in working with clients to protect their confidential information and securing their inventions and designs with patent and design registration.
Securing a patent for your invention or innovation means you get the exclusive rights to commercially exploit your hard work for the life of the patent. A patent registration is a valuable investment for your business and it is therefore critical that you get it right. At Ethikate we have close relationships with the best of the best in patent attorneys in a variety of technical fields and who are both experienced and knowledgeable. We will act as the conduit between you and the patent attorney to ensure that your invention or innovation is effectively secured and becomes a valuable asset for your business.
Planning to import products into Australia, or to export into overseas markets? It is equally important that you know whether or not you are at risk of infringing a patent registration in the country where you intend to distribute the product. We will work with one of our trusted patent attorneys certified in that market to ensure that the right clearance searches are conducted so that you know you have the freedom to operate in that market.
If you have developed a new and distinctive design for a functional product, then design registration gives your business a jump start on competitors. Design registration grants exclusive rights to commercially exploit the unique design for the life of the registration. At Ethikate we have close relationships with the best of the best in patent attorneys who are both experienced and knowledgeable in design law. We will act as the conduit between you and the patent attorney to ensure that your design is effectively secured and becomes a valuable asset for your business.
Protecting your confidential information or trade secrets is critical to securing the goodwill in your business. If you are in negotiations to develop a new product, partner with another business or release a new technology into the market, then you need to ensure that all information disclosed is protected by a non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement. Failing to do so can mean many things including losing the ability to secure a patent or design registration. Once your information is in the public domain and no longer secured, you can’t get it back and you may have lost your competitive edge in the market.
At Ethikate we are experienced in advising on and securing business confidential information and trade secrets and will work with you and your business associates to ensure that the right steps are taken during negotiations and transactions, to keep your confidential information and trade secrets protected.