6-8 William Street, Nambour, Sunshine Coast

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Lawyers Sunshine Coast

You’ve come to the right Sunshine Coast law firm for IP law services. Our team of IP lawyers have many years of experience in this field of law.

About intellectual property rights

The term “intellectual property” refers to the ownership of ideas, designs, artistic and literary works, manufacturing processes, new or unique products and trademarks.

Our Sunshine Coast law firm solicitors can assist in providing legal advice in relation to preliminary issues arising out of intellectual property rights, including copyright, patents and trademarks. If you wish to register a trademark or patent then we can act on your behalf to engage appropriate experts to protect your rights.

Employment law matters are dealt with in the Fair Work Commission or the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

If you are entering into negotiations for the sale or other contractual obligation relating to a matter that is your intellectual property then we can assist with the provision of confidentiality agreements before you disclose the details of your idea, design or other property.

You should ensure that you speak to our IP lawyers first to avoid any risk that you lose any intellectual proprietary rights.

For excellent intellectual property lawyers contact Butler McDermott law firm Nambour.

Meet Our Intellectual Property Team

Arrange a legal services appointment with our Intellectual Property team  at our Sunshine Coast law firm today. 

Simone Faunt


Peter Boyce


Peter has been practising as a Nambour Solicitor since 1977 and joined Butler McDermott Lawyers the same year.

With over 40 years practicing as a Sunshine Coast lawyer, Peter has extensive knowledge of various facets of law.

He has practised in all areas of litigation and has special interests in:

  • Criminal law
  • Civil and Commercial litigation
  • Retirement Village matters
  • Sports law
  • Resumption of land and compensation claims


Peter has specialised knowledge of and experience with resumption matters as a result of the Traveston Dam project, road corridors, Main Roads and water pipeline. He is renowned for his professional approach and is an experienced and determined advocate.

Brent King


Brent works as a litigation lawyer, providing litigation legal advice in relation to both civil and criminal law matters, including:
  • Defamation Claims
  • Contract and Debt Disputes
  • Building and Construction Disputes
  • Planning Matters
  • Criminal Law and Traffic Legal Matters
Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast and joining Butler McDermott after the completion of his studies, Brent appreciates the needs of our clients, and brings a particularly commercial approach to litigation. Brent is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Sunshine Coast Law Association, and has litigated a wide variety of matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts.

Al Upton


After arriving at Butler McDermott Lawyers in 2016, Al quickly progressed to running our Wills and Estates section and has successfully litigated disputes in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland in the early stages of his career.

In the years that followed Al has now moved to assist our clients with commercial and property matters having achieved positive outcomes in that area as well as general litigation. Al’s experience has him uniquely placed to provide quality advice in the areas of property, commercial, wills and estates and general litigation.

Al is involved in giving back to the community, sitting on the board for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Sundale Community Foundation. He otherwise became a director of Butler McDermott Lawyers in November 2021.