The clients have spoken

Wrays have been selected as a finalist in the AFR Client Choice Awards 2019 for Best IP Specialist Firm. It certainly has been an inspiring year for innovation, and we continue to adapt and grow our expertise to deliver solutions that best meet our clients needs and maximise their IP assets. We are proudly independent – a strategic decision that …

Wrays News

Are you an SME with a great idea?

Applications are now open for Western Australia’s Innovation Voucher Program (IVP), which aims to provide SMEs with a financial boost to advance their ideas and decrease the commercialisation gap in WA. We know that entrepreneurs march to the beat of their own drum, so gaining funding without sacrificing ownership can be challenging. The IVP is designed to assist innovators overcome …

Wrays News

Applications for WA Innovator of the Year 2019 – opening soon

The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) program showcases innovative and entrepreneurial individuals and businesses, and provides support to commercisalise, scale and execute promising innovation in WA. The IOTY program is an initiative of the State Government’s New Industries Fund, which aims to enable SME’s to develop greater opportunities to commercialise their ideas and inevitably expand and create new jobs. …

Wrays News

LESANZ appoints Tyson Keed as WA Committee Chair

Wrays is excited to announce that Tyson Keed has been appointed the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ Inc.) WA Committee Chair. Wrays has supported LESANZ for over 25 years with a commitment to sharing our knowledge and experience to support industry growth and development, inspire and guide new entrepreneurs, and impart advice to organisations that will …

Wrays News

Are you eligible? WA Innovation Vouchers Program applications now open

Are you an SME developing your innovation in Western Australia?  Yes – then you might just be eligible for Government funding  under the Government of Western Australia’s Innovation Vouchers Program (IVP) to support your innovation in any of the following areas: Research & Development Product Development Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Commercialisation Support Services The Innovation Vouchers Program (IVP) is …

Wrays Insights, News

Wrays selected as a finalist in the AFR Client Choice Awards

Wrays is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a finalist for ‘IP specialist firm’ in the 2018 Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards. Based on independent research conducted by Beaton Consulting , the annual awards celebrate client service excellence in the legal profession and recognise leading firms and in-house teams on their achievements over the last 12 …

Wrays Insights, News

Wrays appoints Dr Linda Kennaugh and Craig Humphris to its board of directors

Appointments reflect growing diversity and national strength of firm PERTH, AUSTRALIA – 4 December 2017 – Wrays Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s largest independent intellectual property firms, today announced that it has appointed Dr Linda Kennaugh and Craig Humphris to its board of directors. Dr Kennaugh is a Principal in Wrays’ Perth office, and is the first female to join …

Wrays Insights, News

Wrays’ Principal Jennifer McEwan featured on The Project

US-based footwear and clothing giant, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, continue legal proceedings in a US court against Sydney-based company, Australian Leather Pty Ltd, for using the word “ugg” to describe its sheepskin boots being sold in overseas markets. This is the latest in a series of disputes relating to use of the word “ugg” by Australian manufacturers of sheepskin boots. Locally, …

Wrays Industry Insights, News

Wrays becomes an Australian Made Campaign Partner

National specialist IP firm Wrays has partnered with the Australian Made Campaign to provide legal support to the campaign and help local producers protect their brands. The Australian Made Campaign is the not-for-profit organisation that administers and promotes the Australian Made, Australian Grown certification trade mark. Thousands of Australian businesses are registered to use the symbol on products sold in …

Wrays Industry Insights, News

Listed law firms struggle to compete on client service – Wrays’ CEO Robert Pierce speaks with Lawyers Weekly

The CEO of private intellectual property firm Wrays has said law firms may risk losing their connection to their clients by listing on the stock exchange. The debate over publicly listed law firms has been fuelled over the last few years by Slater and Gordon’s fall from grace, as well as Shine Corporate’s share price drop and the listings of IP …

Wrays News