Commercial, IP and Brand Lawyers
Multiple winner ranked in global top 1000 Patent Professionals
From DNA to NDA’S
Elementary Law was founded in 2017 by Principal, Jason Watson, a lawyer recognised multiple times in the Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) Patent 1000 independent list of The World’s 1000 Leading Patent Professionals. Led by Jason, our professional legal team at Elementary Law has the long term experience and capability to provide you with an end to end scope of legal services related to Intellectual Property (IP), funding, research and technology commercialisation.
With a strong international business and technology network built over many years, we have proven expertise in negotiating deals throughout Australia and worldwide.
Meet our legal professionals
Jason is the Chair of the Board of an ASX-listed company.
Jason’s focus areas of practice include:
- Life Sciences / Biotech
- IT / Government / Start-ups
- Research Institutes & Collaborations
Connect with Jason and read his full biography at Linked In.
Her strong reputation for maintaining, protecting and enforcing her client’s IP rights extends beyond Australia, with many international clients entrusting her to advise on their brand protection issues and trade marks disputes in Australia.
She is admitted to practice law in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria. Like all the legal team at our firm, Viktoriia is positive, bright and genuine. With a keen interest in research, intellectual property (IP) and commercialisation.
Viktoriia’s areas of expertise include:
- Life Sciences / Biotechnology
- Trade marks
- Fashion and Retail / Cosmetics and Food and Beverage
Connect with Viktoriia and read her full biography at Linked In.
Rachel’s focus areas of practice include:
- Corporate Law
- Commercial Law
- Research Institutes and Collaborations
Connect with Rachel and read her full biography at Linked In.
Legal Services and Skills
Elementary Law provides effective, high level legal expertise delivered in a direct, pragmatic and timely manner. We provide commercial and corporate law expertise, with specific focus on collaboration, research and development, innovation and commercialisation. Our clients include start-ups, SMEs, Australian ASX and overseas listed companies, Universities, Research Institutes, Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) and Industry Growth Centres. We have particular expertise in advising in the research, defence and biotechnology sectors; as well as brand protection and trade marks. We have the experience and agility to create and negotiate solutions for collaborations across multi-party agreements, including with a variety of stakeholder interests such as private and overseas businesses, research institutes and government departments. Our particular strengths include planning, timing, pre-empting issues, responsiveness and communication.
Elementary Law provides a wide range of commercial legal services; from drafting, review and negotiation of business contracts, to advising on grants, termination of agreements and disputes. Our expertise covers many forms of agreements; including, Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Consultant and Employment Agreements, Funding Grants and Research Agreements, Collaborative Ventures, Shareholder Agreements, Licensing & Commercialisation Agreements and IP Assignments. Talk to us about the commercial law needs of your brand or business.
Corporate Law at Elementary Law broadly relates to the processes, protocols and legal requirements that form, effect and regulate companies, not-for-profits and business enterprises. Our corporate law services include Company formation, Constitutions, Corporate Governance, Director appointment & Board matters, Due Diligence & Capital Raising. Talk to us about the corporate law requirements of your company or enterprise.
Not-for-Profits, Charities & CRCs
Not-for-Profits, Charities & CRCs
Elementary Law actively advises a broad range of not-for-profits (NFPs) and charities. These services include establishment, funding agreements and grants, Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) registration, Board requirements, transition and winding-up, as well as our commercial and corporate law services. We have in-depth expertise in establishing and advising Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), Industry Growth Centres and other government funded bodies. Talk to us about the requirements for your organisation.
Do you have a company name, logo, design and / or phrase that is unique and important to identifying your product, brand or services? A trade mark can protect your business investment and prevent others from copying your work. It can also be listed as an asset on your asset register. Talk to us about Trade Mark Law and organising your own Trade Mark protection.
Intellectual property (IP) rights relate to intangible assets which may have specific commercial value. This can include trade marks and brands, copyright, inventions, patents, confidential information and other rights. Elementary Law’s team and network have expertise to assist in relation to the identification, creation, transfer, legal protection, defence and commercialisation of IP rights. Our services include Trade Marks, Patent Law, Copyright Law and Confidentiality. Talk to us about protecting your IP.
Australian innovators, researchers, Universities and other research institutes often make breakthroughs that could result in new products or services that may change an industry or the world.. Elementary Law can help you realise the potential from your research and development by assistance with difficult negotiations, corporate structuring, funding, research, licensing and commercialisation agreements. To maximise the protection of your IP, we can also provide referrals to our international network of patent and trade mark attorneys. Talk to us about technology transfer and commercialisation to transition your cutting edge research into the global marketplace.
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