Established in 1859, Shelston IP is one of the oldest, largest and most respected specialist intellectual property firms in Australia. We are also, arguably, Australia’s fastest-growing IP firm. Our trade mark attorneys, patent attorneys and IP lawyers provide services and advice relating to the protection, management, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property – locally and internationally.


Our tagline, ‘Mind to market’, reflects a crucial difference between Shelston IP and other firms. It encapsulates our thorough understanding of the processes involved in converting ideas and innovations into intellectual assets, and our appreciation of what it takes to successfully commercialise those assets.

We’re first-class people. We have achieved academic excellence in a diverse range of disciplines. We are intellectual property attorneys and lawyers who have many years – if not decades – of experience. Many of our people have previously held positions of responsibility and importance in industry and government administration, or contributed through research and science.

Our focus is on providing high-quality, cost-effective services and advice – advice which is tailored to each client’s needs, budget and business strategy.

More important than our history, we are recognised today for our progressive, innovative and flexible approach. In fact, in 2013 we were awarded Australian ‘IP Firm of the Year’ by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Since then, we have consistently remained in the top tiers for patents and trade marks, prosecution and contentious matters.