About us

DARK IP is an independent, Brisbane-based IP firm located in the thriving Newstead precinct. We practice exclusively in the fields of patents, trademarks and designs, with a particular focus on preparation and prosecution of patents, strategic portfolio development, due diligence reports, patent opposition management and patent infringement and novelty opinions.

Our clients, whether domestic or foreign, corporate or individual can expect personal, responsive and quality service.

Our people

Andrew Dark is the founder of the firm. Having over 25 years experience in the IP industry, he specialises in the fields of chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, mining and energy, mineral analysis, medical devices, multilayer film technology, petrochemicals, wood treatment and building systems. Andrew is a Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney in Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia and a Certified Materials Professional recognised by the Institute of Materials Engineering of Australasia.

Our services

At Dark IP our objective is to provide our clients with strategically relevant advice to ensure their intellectual property portfolio aligns with their commercial needs and vision.


Patents are one of the most common and important forms of intellectual property.


Trademarks provide an indication of the origin of goods or services in the marketplace.


Designs provide protection for the appearance of an article, specifically aspects of shape, configuration, etc.

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