Trademark Attorney.

Trademark specialist offering services and advice in a range of matters relating to trademarks.

Daniel McIntosh

IP Attorney.

IP specialist offering services and advice in a range of intellectual property matters.

*Not accepting clients for the remainder of 2024*

Who We Are: Daniel McIntosh

Who We Are:
Daniel McIntosh

McIntosh IP is a niche intellectual property attorney firm, located in Melbourne, Australia, that provides IP advice for clients in Australia and the globe.

Our goal is to continue providing professional and commercially relevant advice to our clients, at the most competitive rates.

We have extensive experience in trademark, copyright and patent matters.  McIntosh IP is a modern and dynamic firm, focusing on professionalism, quality advice and low overheads.



Our Clients


Business name no defence to trade mark infringement

A common misconception is that registering a business or company name gives you a right to use it in any manner you desire.  This is not the case.  If your business or company name infringes on another party’s trade mark, then they can prevent you from using it and also seek damages. It is easy

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“There’s an App for That!” is now an Apple Trade Mark

Most large and successful brands are very trade mark conscious, often verging on being aggressive.   And non more so than Apple Inc.  Apple is now the owner of the ubiquitous catchphrase “There’s an App for That.”  Apple Inc owns the registered Australian trade mark no. 1374498 for “THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT” in relation to

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Infringement under Designs Act 2003-Section 19

  The test of ‘substantially similar in overall impression’ in section 19 of the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) is stronger than the test of ‘fraudulent or obvious imitation’ in Designs Act 1906 (Cth).  Introduction Despite the increased celebration of product design, the law protecting designs remains amongst the least utilised of all the registered intellectual property

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Trade Marking in China

Are you doing business in China?  If so, you may want to consider registering your name or brand as a trade mark to protect it. Trade marks are country based, so you only have protection in countries where you have a registered trade mark. It may be surprising to some, but there are many similarities

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