Intellectual Property & IP Commercialisation

“The great benefit of mdp’s advice is that while of a commercial nature, it is also based on a sound IP commercialisation strategy. We will not hesitate to recommend mdp to any business because of their practical approach that has helped us to grow our business successfully.”

Reed Leighton, CEO of Leighton O'Brien


Your intellectual property may be your most valuable asset, provided that it is correctly identified and realised.

We can assist to identify the parts of your brands, innovations and intangible assets to secure them as patents, trade marks, designs and other forms of protection. We do this for our clients locally and internationally.

We recognise the link between the IP advice we provide and the impact it could have on the overall commercial success of your business. We will work closely with you to develop branding strategies and intellectual property protection, commercialisation and prosecution strategies that form part of the ‘bigger picture’.

Our point of difference is that we integrate intellectual property advice with broader commercialisation and structuring advice. This approach ensures you hold your assets in entities that are risk and tax-effective and investment-ready. More importantly, it will support your overall growth strategy.

We are members of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

Trade Marks  Patents

"We always knew protecting our IP was a must to support our long-term goal of international expansion. It was a bit daunting and seemed complicated from country to country to start. mdp provides detailed advice, options when you hit a roadblock, and keep you updated all the way."

Emma Evans, CEO of Capi Sparkling

Our Services

mdp offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of intellectual property services including:


  • Patent, branding and design strategy and searching services
  • Audits and availability searches
  • Advice on registrability of trade marks, designs, patents and inventions



  • Market expansion
  • Manufacturing, distribution and licensing agreements
  • Corporate structuring for tax efficiency, risk management and investment


  • Patent and trade mark oppositions/revocations
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Anti-counterfeiting strategies
  • Intellectual property and technology/software audit

Our Work

ICEE Folding Box

Assisted on commercialisation and licensing its global folding box technology to Atlas EPS (U.S.), Toho Industries Co. Ltd (Japan), and Samil Innopak Co. Ltd (South Korea).
*mdp Managing Director Michael McDonald is the Chairman of ICEE.

Swinburne University

Advised on structuring and drafting a license agreement between the university and a private company to jointly exploit ground breaking technology in energy storage alternatives.

Energy of Things

Drafted joint venture agreement between Deakin University, Energy Of things and Australia Post to deliver digital communication services.

Need help identifying, protecting or enforcing your intellectual property assets?
Speak to our IP experts