JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
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JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work, charitable donations and sponsorships.
In 2018, we celebrate 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
Optimisation of intellectual property and technology can be critical to driving the competitive advantage of a business or start-up.
JWS sets the standard that they [other firms] should aspire to.
Our IP group will help your business growth by protecting and leveraging your brand, ideas, inventions and innovations and your creative works.
With an enviable track-record in disputes, clients rely on our breadth and depth of knowledge to solve their most significant challenges across copyright, trade marks, designs and know-how. In addition, we have specific expertise in the therapeutic goods and general life sciences sector. We provide specialist advice to private and publicly listed companies, government entities and not-for-profit organisations including:
On the technology side, our lawyers are experienced, responsive and alive to the actual requirements of clients operating in the technology and communications areas. We have a deep understanding of the challenges involved and how to promote successful outcomes.
Our track record includes complex and business critical work for both customer and vendor side organisations in Australia and around the world. We provide legal and regulatory support for all aspects of technology procurement, outsourcing and other commercial arrangements, including:
Providing strategic advice to Australian News Channel in relation to brand protection including trade mark strategy.
Acting for Ferrero SpA in relation to trade mark matters in Australia and assisting Ferrero Australia with advertising agreements; advice on proposed advertisements; advice on advertising codes and related matters.
Detailed review of all Australian intellectual property aspects of the 2XU sports products business.
Acting for JTI in relation to intellectual property issues in the Constitutional challenge in the High Court of Australia to plain paper packaging legislation.
Working with Microsoft legal team on various contracts including one with a major telecommunications company and another with an international accounting firm; and providing advice to Microsoft in relation to privacy aspects of the storage and use of data located in data centres in Australia and overseas and also in relation to the various government departments and other bodies that could potentially access data held within Australian data centres.
Drafting and negotiating a major outsourcing agreement.
Acting for Ferrero SpA in relation to trade mark matters in Australia dealing with labelling, packaging and advertising of products; drafting advertising agreements and advising on advertising codes.
Providing a detailed review of all Australian intellectual property aspects of the 2XU sports products business.
Advising on, and drafting advertising/promotional agreements including sponsorship agreements, talent agreements, creative services agreements and Terms and Conditions for trade promotions; advising in relation to advertisements in various media.
Assisting in the preparation of a distribution agreement and IP licence for Australia.
Acting for Unilever in trade mark proceedings in the Federal Court.
Acting for Dick Smith Investments in relation to trade mark proceedings in the Federal Court.
Working with the Microsoft legal team on various contracts including one with a major telecommunications company and another with an international accounting firm.
Working with Hewlett-Packard legal team on an outsourcing agreement for an Australian bank.
Drafting contracts for a $30 million project to update the core platform for a financial institution.
Reporting to the Commonwealth Department of Resources Energy & Tourism, in conjunction with Seed Advisory Services, in relation to privacy issues raised by the advanced metering infrastructure program.
Christine Ecob [is] a pharmaceuticals pro who complements her stellar trademark practice with notable packaging and labelling expertise.
A recent Federal Court decision provides further guidance on the use of the word 'natural' in product branding or advertising.
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