Halfords IP



Practice area

IP STARS Reviews


Independent IP boutique Halfords IP prides itself on working closely with clients throughout the entire patent life cycle. Its highly-regarded patent practice was strengthened last year with three senior lateral hires. The firm, which has offices in Sydney and Parramatta, has a core focus on providing commercially-focused and strategic IP advice to its domestic clients, including inventors, start-ups and other SME businesses. It specialises in drafting, prosecuting and enforcing patents.

The senior patent specialists are partners Geoff Davidson, Keigh Borg, Anthony Cowle, Dan Berger and special counsel Catherine Chant.

The firm acts for Hedweld Engineering, drafting, prosecuting and enforcing its IP rights, and managing its global IP portfolio. Robo Helix, Cool Mine, and Safearth are other clients for patent matters.

Both Anthony Cowle and Dan Berger joined the firm from Davies Collison Cave.

Trade mark

Independently-owned boutique Halfords IP has an active trade marks prosecution practice. It has offices in Sydney and Parramatta, and specialises in the prosecution and enforcement of trade marks and designs.

The key contacts at the firm for trade marks are partners Geoff Davidson and Keith Borg, and special counsel Catherine Chant. Trade marks specialist Philip Macken departed for brand consultancy, Brand Haven during the research period.