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Creative and knowledge-intensive industries are vitally important to economic development and the City of Perth recognises the significant role that entrepreneurship and innovation plays in driving tangible economic outcomes.  To enable creativity and innovation to flourish in Perth, the City is a strong and proud supporter of cross-industry networking, collaboration and capacity building activities.

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Spacecubed is Perth's hotspot for co-working, collaboration and innovation! Spacecubed brews entrepreneurship through support of organisations that foster knowledge, networking and events in the startup, technology and social innovation spaces.

Legal Partners 

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Elevation Legal, Adam Law Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and Rohan Wallace Patent and Trademark Services are collaborating as the Legal and IP Partners.  Elevation Legal(www.elevationlegal.com) assists clients in the legal and commercial aspects of establishment, R&D, innovation and technology commercialisation.  Adam Law (www.adamlaw.com.au) and Rohan Wallace (www.rohanwallace.com.au) are Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, each running a firm that assist clients with obtaining patent and trade mark protection and providing strategic advice in relation to the same.  All three firms have a wealth of experience and expertise in assisting start-ups, early stage growth companies as well as, established businesses.

 

Startup Legal and IP

Perth 2013 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about law in order to run a successful startup? When should a Founder use a lawyer, and when should you rely on your own work? What are the key terms in contracts to understand and to avoid? What are common legal mistakes? How should a Founder handle their intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Goal:
Build a legal and IP strategy.

Date:
2013-03-26, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Rohan Wallace
Principal

Rohan is an Australian registered patent and trademark attorney with more than sixteen years of experience. He specialises in patenting IT and mechanical inventions, registering designs and the registration of trademarks in Australia and overseas. Rohan has the depth o...

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Jamie Lyford
Director & Founder, Elevation Legal

Jamie Lyford (BCom, LLB, LLM(IP), PGradDipIT) – Director, Elevation Legal, Commercial & Technology Lawyers Jamie has extensive experience in the areas of IP, commercialisation, innovation and technology, licensing, trade marks and branding, start-up financing having w...

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Chris Farquhar
Case Manager

Chris Farquhar is a Case Manager for Commercialisation Australia. He has founded three technology companies that he managed through to commercial sales. Two of these were software businesses that were sold to US companies. He has a strong understanding of technology appl...

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