The manufacturing sector is crucial to our society in its role in transforming materials, substances and components into industrial and consumer goods that affect our daily lives and lifestyles.  Currently facing a number of challenges in many sectors due to increased global competition and environmental pressures, innovation is becoming increasingly important as a means of improving manufacturing efficiencies and product quality and reliability.  With rapid advances in manufacturing technologies, clever innovators are using IP registration to protect and advance their manufacturing position in the global arena.


Shelston IP houses attorneys with expertise and/or experience across all of the major manufacturing industry sectors including, but not limited to:

  • aeronautical, aerospace and defence
  • automotive
  • bioprocess  and biologic
  • construction
  • electrical/electronic
  • food
  • manufacturing machinery
  • materials handling
  • mechanical and electro-mechanical products
  • medical devices
  • mining
  • packaging
  • primary processing of raw materials
  • textiles
  • MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
  • nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing
  • fibre optics
  • photonics.

Many of our attorneys have had direct manufacturing industry experience and our clients include, as a small example, market leading manufacturers of household devices, personal care products, household cleaning products, food products, construction tools, building products and electrical and electronic devices.