Our Pro Bono Work
We know that our legal expertise is valuable and we want to share that value with our community. Our representation and insight can achieve major change for not-for-profit organisations.
Through our pro bono work, Watermark is committed to sharing our intelligence with disadvantaged groups and organisations, providing crucial services they could not otherwise afford.
Our attorneys and lawyers are passionate about helping these not-for-profit organisations with the management of their intellectual property.
Watermark provides pro bono services to Bayside U3A Writers Group, including advice on licensing and website copyright issues. The Writers Group launched a commemorative tribute website for Armistice Day containing 12 stories, 12 poems and eight radio plays by 15 different authors, all requiring copyright ownership for their content.
Watermark provides pro bono services to Huntington’s Victoria, a not for profit organisation that provides specialist services that supports individuals impacted by Huntington’s disease (HD). HD is a fatal genetic condition that results in brain cell death causing significant impairment in cognition and movement of the impacted person. Huntington’s Victoria is committed to increasing awareness and understanding of HD as well as the impact it has on individuals, families and communities.
Watermark provides pro bono services to the Robin Boyd Foundation (RBF), which was founded to continue the work and spirit of Robin Boyd, an iconic figure in Australian architecture. Watermark is dedicated to helping RBF increase individual and community awareness, understanding and participation in design.
We provide pro bono services to the Koala Kids Foundation, including filing and prosecuting their trade marks and providing general IP advice. This supports the organisation’s commitment to helping children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.
We are a proud foundation partner of the Snowdome Foundation, serving on their board and various committees. Watermark supports their vital mission to accelerate next-generation treatments for Australian patients with blood cancer.
Under the umbrella of the Snowdome Foundation, Watermark supports Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision (MRV) to raise awareness and promote and support research towards a cure of Aplastic Anaemia and other Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes. We provide pro bono services to MRV and attend MRV board meetings as a representative from Snowdome, as well as filing and prosecuting various applications and providing IP advice.
Watermark proudly supports The Butterfly Foundation by providing pro bono IP services that help the organisation continue their work as a leading organisation who bring about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image.
We provide pro bono IP services, including filing trade mark applications for Soap Aid, which improves sanitation for impoverished people around the globe who suffer from hygiene related illnesses. Watermark supports Soap Aid’s innovative work in collecting millions of discarded pieces of soap from hotels around the world, diverting them from landfills and reprocessing them to make and distribute new bars of soap.
Watermark has been providing pro bono IP support to YPINH since 2010. YPINH is Australia’s first peak body for young Australians living in aged care facilities (or at risk of placement there) with a disability, who also have high and complex support needs.