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ICEE Containers – IP,  Corporate Advice & Estate Planning

“We were introduced to mdp via a recommendation from a trusted professional partner to our business. Our initial enquiry was for IP protection for a start-up enterprise, and based on the success of that experience, we have now used mdp for estate planning, and corporate structure advice.

mdp is a unique boutique practice that provides the intellectual competence of the large firms together with the personalised service that is engaging and comfortable. The personality of the firm is reflected across the entire team – or more correctly the team creates the personality of the firm. Competent, confident, engaged, and not a hint of hubris. It is a pleasure to work with this team.”

– Gary Skinner, CEO of ICEE Containers

Leighton O’Brien Pty Ltd – IP Commercialisation

“mdp has been advising Leighton O’Brien since 1998. The great benefit of the firm’s advice is that while it is of a commercial nature, it is also based on the foundation of a sound IP commercialisation strategy.

mdp has given us advice about international licensing agreements and negotiated contracts with our international partners. We have also consulted mdp for advice on our corporate structures in Australia and overseas.

The difference between other firms’ legal advice and the advice of mdp is the commercial acumen that is at the heart of the firm’s culture. When you work with mdp, you work with and develop relationships with the entire firm, not just Michael McDonald. We would not hesitate to recommend mdp to any business because of their practical and commercial approach that has helped us to grow our business successfully.”

– Reed Leighton, CEO of Leigton O'Brien

Boss Private Clients – Commercial & Legal Advice

“We have been using the team at mdp for a number of years. Over that time they have helped our clients with a range of commercial issues, including intellectual property, structuring, estate planning and broader commercial advice.

Michael, Sarah and the rest of the team are thoughtful, diligent and very commercial in their approach to the issues they help us solve.”

– Sam Cimino, Director of Boss Private Clients

Capi Sparkling – International Trade Mark Portfolio

"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. 

Working with the team at mdp has made everything so much easier and manageable. The team provides detailed advice, options when you hit a roadblock, and keep you updated all the way. We are now in a great position with our trademarks thanks to the team at mdp."

– Emma Evans, CEO of Capi Sparkling

DTA Australia Pty Ltd – Overseas IP Protection

"We are a family owned, Australian based business that has in recent years expanded its export to a international marketsmdp has been providing insightful and practical legal assistance to our business for a decade.

They helped us to protect our intellectual property in other countries so that we can export our products with confidence. They have also helped us to enforce our IP rights and obtain great results, including a recall of our competitor's products that were infringing our registered design. mdp provides excellent guidance along the way, with a focus on achieving astute commercial solutions."

 Shaun Cozens, Managing Director of DTA Australia Pty Ltd

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