Patent Attorneys
Trade Mark Attorneys

Melbourne & Tasmania

Patent attorneys:

Have science and engineering backgrounds and help protect products, inventions, and processes using patents and design registrations.

Trade mark attorneys:

Experts at brand protection. Trade mark attorneys help file, prosecute, defend and enforce trade marks for brand-savvy businesses.

Clients delighted with our IP attorneys and patent lawyers:

Alan Lamshed
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"Michael and the team have been a joy to work with throughout the whole of the patent protection process - from the original patent application all the way to grant. Their professionalism, deep understanding and knowledge of intellectual property in all its facets, and ability to achieve a more than satisfactory outcome have made the entire process almost enjoyable (I don't enjoy law). Due to their ability to explain a complex process in easily understandable words, I would 100% recommend Cooper IP to anyone interested in dipping their toes into intellectual property and patents. For those that are already experienced, this company is also a superb choice - it far surpasses the other organisations I've used in terms of pricing, performance and customer service. Cheers Cooper IP!"
Andrew Sweatman
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Cooper IP is very knowledgable and responsive for all IP needs - I highly recommend them. As a start-up business they provide the perfect service for a growing business, with a comprehensive understanding of both technology and the law. Cooper IP provides great value for money without any compromise on quality. The turn around has been fantastic and all interactions have been friendly and helpful. I look forward to a continued relationship. Particular call out to Warren - a consummate professional at all levels.
Denise Valdez
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I highly recommend engaging with Cooper IP! Highly professional, knowledgeable and most importantly, attentive to my specific needs and questions. After submitting a free consultation request for a call the next day (talk about short notice), I was punctually contacted at my preferred time by Warren. He patiently listened, understood and responded to all my queries, concerns and request for guidance. Warren was generous with his advice to ensure I understood all my options and the IP process. I am grateful for his support and the information he has shared- I now have a plan and ready to take next steps.
Shae Mete
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"I’ve been using Michael since 2013 for all intellectual property matters. Michael has successfully guided us to granted patents in the US and Australia, from drafting the original provisional patent application to grant status many years later. In between, Michael has been extremely supportive and always took the time to make sure I understood exactly what was going on. I’ve come to rely on Michael’s grasp of the international patent system and determining the best protection strategy. Having also used the much larger IP firms, I can say that it is great to be able to get good timely advice often with an immediately answered phone call, and at a fraction of the cost. Thanks Cooper IP for all the great work."
All Table Sports
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"Warren is both professional and personable and after a brief phone call, he promptly visited our factory so he could meet us, discuss the patent application process and learn about our new products. Warren worked diligently and prepared comprehensive patent specifications which covered the key technological aspects we wanted to protect. Warren was also refreshingly transparent with the patent application process, timing and costs. He kept us updated throughout the whole process, stuck with the timeline that he gave us at the outset and filed both of our patent applications exactly as planned. It was a pleasure to work with Warren and we would recommend you get in touch with him and the team at Cooper IP for your patent needs."
F Siakavelis
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As a first time inventor, I carried out a thorough search to find a patent attorney to help prepare a provisional patent application to protect my invention. Trust, knowledge and experience were the main criteria but being a visual type of guy, I needed to see proof of Michael and Warren in action. I found that proof on the Cooper IP website under the resources heading. There I was able to view their webinars and interviews of these guys displaying their knowledge and professionalism and down-to-earth integrity. Warren worked with my prototype and was able to fully understand, interpret the makeshift design and concept and draft a comprehensive patent specification. He took all the stress and pressure off the whole process. Also I should mention he was able to recommend Graeme, a Product Designer and he is amazing. Thanks Warren for your guidance - I look forward to working with you on our next product.
Marc Lewis
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"Michael at Cooper IP has been immensely helpful with my invention. Michael worked with me closely to understand my invention so we could have the most sensible and cost effective solution. He went above and beyond with helping me protect my invention. Furthermore, to find an industry professional with the knowledge level Michael has effectively saves money because you get the most efficient charge out time. My patent was written to a fine detail which gave me great confidence to keep my invention protected. I appreciate all that you have done for me and couldn't recommend Michael and Cooper IP enough. Thank you and much appreciated."
Jana Martin
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I've engaged Cooper IP to help with trademarking our new seafood international brand. Over the last 18 months, Warren has been exceptional, meticulous in his assessment and administration of our applications. He was always available on the phone to answer any questions or talk through a complex situation, which has worked really well for me. When he was on leave, the team at Cooper IP was able to provide seamless business continuity. I am very pleased to have found the right place to help us with trademark services and would highly recommend Cooper IP. Well done Warren, Michael & Wendy!
Gabrielle L
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Very impressed with Warren's help and knowledge from the time of our 1st enquiry into our Trade Mark and how to overcome someone else claiming the name, although we have consistently used it for over 8 years. Happy to say IP Australia have accepted our input of all the information they sought and now await an appeal, if any. Good job, well done. I highly recommend Cooper IP.
Maxine Parker
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"Our experience of working with Warren and the team at Cooper IP has been both exceptional and enlightening. Immersing ourselves into the foreign world of Trade Marks was like wading our way through a murky swamp. That was until Warren and his team took over with an incredible execution of services and advice. Cooper IP provided our business with astute advice that gave us opportunity to accurately assess our trade mark application. Communication, correspondence and delivery was always first class. I would highly recommend the services of Cooper IP and commend them on their professional services."
James Sadler
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"I would like to recommend Michael Cooper for his excellent work done on my behalf as a patent attorney. He quickly mastered his brief and worked hard, diligently and intelligently to successfully complete all work related to my intellectual property. I also found him refreshingly honest, helpful and knowledgeable on all matters he was consulted on. I could not recommend him highly enough."
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Michael was able to clarify existing restraints and provide knowledgeable feedback on suggested changes which enabled me to promptly finalise a new design. The whole process from introduction to certification was a pleasure. I strongly recommend Cooper IP.
Alicia Bladh
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As a small start-up business we didn't have much of an idea on what IP protection was needed for our business. After our 30min online consultation we felt much more confident with what we needed and had a much better understanding of the process for registering a Trademark. Everything was explained in a simple, clear way for us and we would not hesitate in recommending Cooper IP.
Nick Boyd
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"Michael and Warren have been extremely responsive and strategic in helping me navigate the world of patent protection. It’s also great to know that they regularly visit Tasmania and provide free IP meetings. One of the great things about working with these guys is that they have all the experience of lawyers from the big Australian IP firms and yet you’re dealing with a much smaller and more personable company. Very pleased to have found Cooper IP - I highly recommend you chat to them if you have any IP issues."
Lyn McDermott
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"Warren has been incredible, his professionalism, knowledge, promptness and customer service with administering our patent application has been exceptional. We have utilised Warren’s expertise twice now and, on both occasions, he has been excellent to work with. He has always had our best interests at the forefront of his advice and assistance. We highly recommend Warren and the team at Cooper IP."
Umesh Nevgi
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"We have used the professional services of Cooper IP for over a year for our multiple patents and trade mark applications. I have found Michael and Warren, as our Patents & Trade Marks Attorney firm, to be extremely professional and switched on. Michael Cooper, as its principal and as a highly knowledgeable and competent intellectual property attorney, has guided us pragmatically towards the correct steps in protecting our intellectual property in multiple countries globally. We are happy now that we have selected the right company for the protection of our intellectual property. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Cooper IP to inventors - small and large, individuals and corporates."
Asia Pacific Group
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Highly Recommended!! I engaged Cooper IP to register trademark for our business across different countries. I have been dealing with Warren for the past 2 years with multiple trademark registrations. He was very friendly and always available for a phone call to discuss complex matters. Cooper IP team secured positive outcome every single time. Thanks Cooper IP for your professional support.
Bevan Crofts
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Professional and personable, with deep subject matter expertise while able to explain IP principles in plain English, comprehensive and yet cost-effective, I don't hesitate in recommending Warren and the Cooper IP team after their help with our Tasmanian small business.
Chris Davis
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"Michael has been helping our clients at The Van Diemen Project for the last two years. We strongly recommend to our clients who have Intellectual Property queries to Michael. His sage advice and feedback is always respected and appreciated by our clients and ourselves. We look forward to referring many more clients in the future to Michael."
Trent Kovacic
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The team at Cooper IP are fantastic and very helpful to deal with in regards to my brand with trade mark and design protection. I can't thank Warren enough for all the work he has done and achieved for my business and brand. I look forward to continuing our journey! Thanks again and keep up the great work! Would highly recommend Cooper IP.
Conrad Thunig
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As a graphic designer with a small design studio, I was struggling to resolve an IP issue with a client and was fortunate to find Cooper IP via the IP Australia website. Warren's knowledge and advice regarding intellectual property was invaluable. He was very responsive to the issue and encouraged a cautious and measured approach that resulted in a positive outcome with my client. I highly recommend Cooper IP to anyone in need of professional IP-related services.
Troy Adams
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"I have recently engaged Cooper IP as my patent attorneys I can honestly say that Michael and the team are extremely professional in all aspects. I would highly recommend Cooper IP to any one that requires a high level of professionalism and duty of care as they've proven to me."
Rob Schwarz
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"This was the first time I ventured into the world of IP registration for one of my product designs. On a Google search, I found Cooper IP for whom I couldn't be more happy. From the very first contact, Michael, Warren and the Cooper IP team have exceeded all expectations. Both Michael and Warren made themselves available at all stages to advise and guide me and my design toward a smooth and stress free end result which was my new Certificate of Registration. Thanks for everything Cooper IP!"
Jae Blain
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I wish I could give 10 stars to Cooper IP. I have dealt with three other IP firms in the US and Australia and Cooper IP is the best. Warren took the time to understand the benefits and innovations of our product and prepared a patent specification to ensure our product is protected. Warren drafted our patent to the highest standard, on the agreed date, and communicated with me throughout the process. The documentation and diagrams were excellent and I feel confident that my product is now protected.
Dan Joseph
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"I had excellent communication from Michael and his team throughout our predicament and also had the desirable result we sought. Highly recommend and like to note that our invoice was very, very friendly unlike other folks in the same industry. A+"
Nadun Hennayaka
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My experience with Cooper IP has been nothing short of exceptional. After meeting Warren through a start-up community, he prepared comprehensive design and patent applications to protect my product. Warren established a trustworthy and safe working relationship which I believe is essential to a long-term business relationship, especially when it comes to intellectual property. Their great customer service, attention to detail and attentiveness made the whole process seamless. I strongly recommend Cooper IP to anyone wishing to protect their innovations.
Troy Garland
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"I have been working with Michael now for 12 months (with positive progress I must say) and I’ve found him to be a highly professional person. He has been extremely helpful and very reassuring to deal with. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. Keep up the good work Michael."
Maria Conti
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I was in the process of setting up my new business and sought advice and information about trade mark protection. Warren has been an absolute pleasure to talk to - he made me feel very comfortable despite my sometimes awkward questions. He has always been happy to give of his time and I never felt rushed to get off the phone and I sensed a strong integrity about him. I would highly recommend Warren to anyone feeling out of their depth in this area of business law. Give him a call - you''ll be so glad that you did.
Audrey V
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Warren has been a pleasure to work with. He always takes time to thoroughly answer questions and explain legal terms. Always on time and on budget. Highly recommended.
Arturo Bracho
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Warren was very helpful, responsive and professional. We will keep contacting him for future trademarks enquiries and jobs for our small business.
Veronica Smith
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"Micheal has been helping me with all aspects of patent applications for my small business. Great to work with. Highly recommend!"
Ken N
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We were only enquiring about a trademark application, but Warren was incredibly helpful and generous with the advice. We'll definitely be thinking about the firm when we go down IP routes as we expand our business. Thank you!
Pierre Noel
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Very helpful, genuinely informative, I would absolutely recommend Cooper IP, simply a real pleasure. Thank you again.
Brock Hogan
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Feeling reassured and inspired after speaking with Warren about some concerns I had regarding design rights and IP. Now confident to proceed with the next stage of the venture and prepare for launch! Will definitely continue to work with Cooper IP as the project scales. Thank you Cooper IP!
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Highly professional and competent legal service, I can recommend them without any hesitations. Warren is friendly, reassuring and great communicator. I am very satisfied and would definitely used them again if needed.

Our Australian patent attorneys and trade mark lawyers help with:

Securing patent protection

Patentability assessments

Patent infringement opinions

Freedom to operate advice

Patent oppositions

Brand protection

Registrability advice

Trade mark infringement opinions

Clearance searching

Trade mark oppositions


Product protection

Certification and enforcement

Design infringement opinions

Freedom to operate advice

Design oppositions

Our Melbourne Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys

Recognised in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Michael’s client’s benefit from his pragmatic approach and commercial focus.

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With years of startup and corporate experience, Warren works with IP lawyers across Melbourne and Tasmania to advise SMEs on their patent and trade mark protection strategies.


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Kate’s 20+ years of trade marks experience has seen her travel the globe working with international brands and also spearheading her own trade mark practice in Tasmania.  


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Howard leverages his background in international trade, business and marketing to provide commercially astute trade mark advice to his clients.


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Innovative Australian businesses and organisations protecting their IP with us​

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Our IP expertise

We are a leading IP attorney law firm specialising in patent, trademark, and design protection. Together with our network of international IP attorneys, our Melbourne patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys have over 20s’ experience helping Australian businesses protect their innovations and branding locally and abroad. Whether it’s drafting patent specifications, providing infringement opinions, conducting trade mark oppositions (and everything in between) we delight in navigating the IP landscape for our tech and brand-savvy clients.