Confidentiality and Trade Secrets

Protecting commercially valuable information is a fundamental concern of any business. Minter Ellison’s intellectual property lawyers are internationally regarded as experts in this field and have assisted some of Australia’s largest organisations to implement strategies to protect their confidential information and trade secrets.

Our work involves drafting and advising on employment obligations and non-disclosure agreements, preparing intellectual property assignments and ownership agreements, conducting intellectual property due diligence and risk assessment, developing and delivering tailored training and compliance programs, obtaining urgent injunctive relief, representing domestic and international clients in large-scale litigation, and representing clients in breach of confidence actions. Our team also regularly advises on restraints of trade and intellectual property-related competition law issues.

Our clients range across all industry sectors, including the commercial, academic and research, natural resources and mining, manufacturing and technology sectors.

  • Best Lawyers 2014
    The depth and strength of Minter Ellison's team in Australia has been recognised by this year's list of Best Lawyers, announced today by Best Lawyers®
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Intellectual Property
    Minter Ellison is ‘professional’ and ‘responsive’.
  • Best Lawyers 2013
    The depth and strength of Minter Ellison's team in Australia has been recognised by this year's list of Best Lawyers, announced today by Best Lawyers® and published by the Australian Financial Review.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific / Chambers Global - Intellectual Property
    This substantial group of more than 70 practitioners offers a full IP service but is especially well regarded for its contentious copyright expertise, all-round trade marks practice, and the focus of its patents practice on the life sciences sector.