IP Lawyers – Trusted for our Experience

EAGLEGATE offers a full range of intellectual property (IP), technology law, information security and privacy legal services

As intellectual property lawyers and technology lawyers, all of our solicitors have either engineering or science degrees



We advise clients on protecting and registering their patents, trade marks, designs, copyright rights, information, data and domain names.

  • IP rights registration advice
  • asset protection advice
  • NDA/Confidentiality agreements
  • overseas protections
  • Customs objections
  • start-up advice
  • how to patent ideas in Australia


We can assist you to commercialise your Intellectual Property

  • licensing strategy and agreements
  • distributor agreements
  • EULA/SAAS/Cloud agreements
  • manufacturing agreements
  • shareholders agreements
  • asset protection advice
  • asset sale agreement and exit strategy


We can assist you to enforce your rights in an economic and practical manner.

  • infringement advices
  • cease and desist letters
  • infringement proceedings
  • mediated settlements
  • defences and cross-claims
  • injunctions
  • civilian search orders

Clients come to us because of our experience, they stay because of their experience



All of our lawyers hold degrees in patentable subject matter. Nicole Murdoch received training as a patent attorney at Cullens Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. EAGLEGATE is very qualified to advise clients on:

  • how to patent an idea in Australia
  • patent protections
  • entitlement disputes
  • patent licensing
  • infringement advices
  • assessment of damages/account of profits
  • patent litigation/defences and cross-claims

Trade Marks

All of our lawyers are either registered Australian Trade Mark Attorneys or training to be a Trade Mark Attorney. With a combined 14+ years if experience, EAGLEGATE lawyers are qualified to advise clients on:

  • trade mark registration and asset protection
  • clearance to use searches
  • licensing and protection strategy
  • infringement advices
  • defences to trade mark infringement
  • assessment of damages/account of profits
  • trade mark litigation and enforcement strategy


Our lawyers have considerable experience advising clients on:

  • copyright subsistence advice
  • worldwide enforcement
  • fair use/innocent infringement defences
  • copyright infringement advices
  • assessment of damages/account of profits
  • litigation and enforcement strategy
  • data and software copyright theft cases


We can help you protect your Design rights. We advise on:

  • design rights registration
  • relief against design rights infringement
  • overlap between Designs and Copyright
  • infringement advices
  • assessment of damages/account of profits
  • design infringement litigation and enforcement strategy

Domain Names

As a former director of the .au Domain Administration (the organisation that governs the .au domain space) Nicole is highly qualified to advise clients on:

  • .au domain name entitlement
  • domain name disputes – domain hijacking
  • trade mark infringement in domains
  • complaint processes
  • auDRP and uDRP dispute processes
  • brandjacking by restaurant delivery services

Australian Consumer Law (ACL)

IP cases often involve consumer law issues. We advise clients on competition and consumer law issues including:

  • misleading and deceptive conduct
  • passing off
  • assessment of damages
  • express warranties
  • defences to breaches of the ACL
  • competitive advertising

Information Security/Cyber

Our founding partner is a Director of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA). She is a thought leader in the information security space and advises clients on:

  • crisis management plans
  • forensic expert referrals
  • software and insider threat cases
  • misuse of confidential information
  • confidentiality agreements
  • obtaining, conducting and supervising civilian search orders

Privacy Act

In this ever connected world, our privacy is slowing being removed. With our background in information security we are well placed to advise clients on:

  • Privacy Act compliance advice
  • mandatory data breach notifications
  • privacy policies
  • GDPR advices
  • Social Media and Privacy issues
  • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)

Our Clients recommend us, our colleagues recommend us and you will recommend us as well



– TRADE MARK APPEALS from the Registrar of Trade Marks
  • Nicole represented Discount Drug Stores in an appeal against a decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks, She successfully obtained registration of the colours Purple and Orange (pantones) as a trade mark.
  • Nicole representing Majans to obtain registration of the BHUJA plain word trade mark.
  • Nicole represented Hexagon Mining and Leica Geosystems in a very large software theft matter – the case was a copyright infringement case. Nicole obtained orders for a civilian search order to ensure that the evidence would not be destroyed. Ultimately she obtained restraint orders against both the ex-employee and his new employer.
  • Nicole represented the Weller brothers, who were copyright owners in images used to promote their business. A rival trader used three promotional images to promote his competing product. The judgement is often cited because it set a record amount of additional damages which were awarded to the copyright owners.

Learn more about Nicole and her experience

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If you prefer to call us, we can be reached at: +61 7 386 22271.


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  • As a marketing director in the cosmetics industry, we have utilised Nicole Murdoch’s services for approx. 8 years. Nicole is always highly professional with a friendly attitude and supportive attitude. Her efficiency and attention to detail and follow through is exceptional
    Mandy Jolly, Marketing Manager, International Hair Cosmetics
  • Nicole and the team at Eaglegate Lawyers handled my case with both integrity and intelligent advice at a cost that was not inhibitive. At each step, I felt understood as a client, confident that the matter was being handled correctly and representative of my personal ethos.
    Ty Curtis, Founder, Activate Studios
  • I know that I can give Nicole a complex challenging matter and she will come back to me with a thorough analysis and a well-reasoned, cost-effective strategy to tackle it.
    Jason Naim, Director, Linked Financial and Superannuation Services
  • I felt that Nicole was very personable with me and treated me as friend rather than a number. I feel very confident recommending Nicole as I know her high standards and quality advice will more than satisfy your needs.
    Diana Nairn, Director of Sales and Distribution, COCODUST
  • Nicole has supported me and our companies on matters in Australia for years – from acquisitions, to employment-related matters, to general contract work. She has an excellent understanding of software and mining technology. I recommend her unreservedly.
    Collin Webb, Assistant General Counsel, Hexagon Group



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We are a Brisbane IP law firm and we are here to make your Intellectual Property Solutions straight forward and cost effective. From plant breeders rights, to a referral to an Australian Patent Attorney, to advice on registered trade marks, we are here to protect your business. Get in touch with us for a confidential discussion about how we can assist you, and to find out more about your options when approaching your intellectual property solutions.

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