Engineering and Manufacturing

Engineering and Manufacturing

For innovations produced by the engineering and manufacturing industries, intellectual property protection can be critical to success.  If an idea is made public or leaked to a competitor before being fully protected, any market advantage or ownership rights may be lost and, potentially, significant R&D funds could be wasted.

Engaging an IP professional at the early stages of development has enormous benefits.

  • Help assess whether registered IP rights are relevant to your business interests.
  • Create a customised IP strategy that works for your idea or business.  Filing a provisional patent application first might suit one type of strategy, while  a complete application and request for examination could give  greater certainty to another.
  • Provide confidence in your freedom-to-operate by conducting a patent or design clearance search before committing R&D funds, confirming import orders, or actually manufacturing the goods.
  • Protect you from counterfeiters and copycats by ensuring your IP rights are secured.
  • Assist your business to file international applications to secure rights overseas, to match your export and foreign market strategies.

At Davies Collison Cave, our Engineering Team consists of high-calibre engineers and scientists. The range of expertise available to our clients covers every technological aspect required by the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The engineering and manufacturing sectors we service include, but are not limited to:

  • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive and Marine Engineering
  • Manufacturing Machinery and Machine Tools
  • Materials Handling and Packaging
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Mining
  • Medical and Dental Devices
  • Construction Technologies
  • Structural Engineering.

We understand the complexity involved in commercialising innovations in the engineering and manufacturing industry. We have an experienced team of trade mark and commercial lawyers who are experts at identifying and protecting your distinctive branding and drafting appropriate commercial agreements and contracts to ensure your IP is secure.