Make your mark

For continued viability and success in manufacturing, your business needs to demonstrate best practices through innovation.  You also need to ensure your IP is protected in the country of manufacture regardless of whether you intend to sell your product in that region.  That’s where Watermark can help.

The manufacturing industry contributes approximately $100 billion to the Australian GDP annually, employs an estimated 900,000 Australians, and spends over 25 per cent of business expenditure on research and development (R&D).

Watermark has a thorough understanding of recent trends in the industry – including the welcome recovery of the sector in 2016.  Through our work with top manufacturing businesses, we understand the demands, issues and processes involved in sustaining a viable business model.

Watermark has expertise and experience across all of the major manufacturing industry sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Cosmetics
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Textiles and leather
  • Fashion and footwear
  • Food and beverage
  • Household goods
  • Personal care
  • Wood and paper products
  • Toys and leisure
  • Printing, publishing and recorded media
  • Chemical and plastics
  • Construction tools
Recent Experience

In recent years, Watermark has played a vital role in protecting and overseeing various IP portfolios in manufacturing:


Large international subsidiary company
Overseeing Australian portfolio

We provided IP protection for a significant international company, working with its various international subsidiaries and Australian entities to manage their patent portfolio.  This included manufacturing processes, nutraceuticals and confectionary manufacturing.

We advised and successfully administered the prosecution of the Australian portfolio of applications derived from overseas while engaging with the local subsidiaries in evaluating new inventions and drafting provisional and PCT  applications.


Leading pool and spa company
ntellectual asset management advice

We provided advice on a range of IP areas including patent and prosecution services, branding and trade mark advice.


Get in touch to find out how Watermark can help your manufacturing business.

Areas of expertise

Patents & Designs
Trade Marks
IP Legal
IP Advisory
Competitive Business Intelligence

Get in Touch

Paul Fong

Principal, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney

Western Australia

Roger Green

Principal, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney


Kim Nicholson

Senior Associate, Lawyer & Trade Marks Attorney

New South Wales

Leanne Oitmaa

Principal, Lawyer, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney

Western Australia

Mark Pullen

Principal, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney

Western Australia

Ray Tettman

Principal, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney