Firm Profile

Davies Collison Cave


Level 15
1 Nicholson Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
61 3 9254 2777

Firm Details

Davies Collison Cave is Australia's premier Intellectual Property practice. Its practice areas include: 

  • IP litigation and commercialisation, and other legal services
  • Patent drafting, prosecution and counselling 
  • Trade mark filing, prosecution and counselling 
  • Design filing, prosecution and counselling. 

As industry leaders in the intellectual property space with a history that spans more than 140 years, our team of highly qualified and trained lawyers and attorneys serve our clients with a tireless commitment and passion. Davies Collison Cave provide an extensive range of strategically focussed intellectual property services including expert advice in patents, trade marks, domain names, trade secrets, copyright and design protection, as well as licensing, litigation, and related legal and commercial matters. 

Davies Collison Cave is led by 40 Principals and supported by a team of over 50 lawyers, trade marks attorneys and patent attorneys engaged solely in intellectual property matters in offices in Australia – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle – New Zealand and Singapore. As one of the largest intellectual property firms in Australia, the breadth of clients we service is unparalleled. Davies Collison Cave acts for some of the world's most recognisable brands, including Microsoft, Instagram, Monster Energy, BMW, GSK, Novartis, Burberry, and Black and Decker, leading global tertiary and research institutions and cutting-edge start-ups.  

Davies Collison Cave is proud of our enviable reputation and is consistently recognised for excellence in client service and quality of our professional work by world-leading industry bodies and peers. Some of our most recent awards include: 

  • Best Lawyers 2021 – recognised as the 'top listed' firm in the area of Intellectual Property Law in Australia. 
  • Asialaw Profiles 2019 – Outstanding Law Firm for Intellectual Property. This included Asialaw recognising 11 of our lawyers and attorneys as leading lawyers.
  • WTR 1000 – Ranked Tier 1 for Prosecution and strategy. 
  • IAM Patent 1000 – Ranked Highly recommended for Patent Prosecution. 

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in Australia in Intellectual Property Law with 15 lawyers


  • BAE Systems
  • Black and Decker
  • Bluescope
  • BMW
  • Burberry
  • CSL
  • Dalmec SpA
  • DuluxGroup
  • GSK
  • Instagram
  • Merck
  • Microsoft
  • Monster Energy
  • MYOB
  • Novartis
  • Orica International
  • Telstra
  • Tokyo Broadcasting Systems
  • UTAS Nexus Aquasciences
  • Wesfarmers


Madelaine Pilkington
Senior Marketing Executive
+61 3 9254 2631

Firm Practice Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Life Sciences Practice
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Patents
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Trademark
  • Trademarks
  • Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice

Office Locations



Brisbane, Australia

Level 10

301 Coronation Dr

Brisbane QLD 4064


61 7 3011 9700

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Melbourne, Australia

Level 15

1 Nicholson Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


61 3 9254 2777

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Sydney, Australia

Level 14

255 Elizabeth St

Sydney NSW 2001


61 2 9293 1000

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New Zealand

New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

Level 16, NTT Tower

157 Lambton Quay

Wellington 6011

New Zealand

64 4 460 5203

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Singapore, Singapore

07-01 Ocean Financial Centre

10 Collyer Quay

Singapore 049315


65 6727 3777

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