Founded by natasha burns, burns ip PROVIDES HIGH-LEVEL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGAL SERVICES TAILORED TO small and MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES.
Burns IP is a women-owned and led law firm, acknowledged for our commitment to gender diversity.
You will notice as soon as you enter our offices, that we operate a little differently from traditional law firms.
We work in an open-plan office, that has plenty of options for meeting space. We don’t have a fax machine and we answer our own phones.
You won’t see lots of paper files. We like to be “as paperless as possible” and we prefer all our correspondence is sent by email. Our general email addresses are email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find our individual email addresses in the “Meet the Team” section of this website.
Our firm is a company and the team members are not all lawyers. We have chartered accountants as part of our team to provide corporate advice and assist with company set-up, as well as experienced and trained paralegals and support staff.
These differences have a direct impact on the way we provide our services to you.
We are less expensive than our competitors.
Because our overheads are low, we don’t have the pressure to charge exorbitant fees or bill you for basic updates, status reports or a chat on the phone. Our office isn’t fancy - we don’t pretend to be the Rolls Royce of law firms - but our fees are reasonable. Which would you prefer?
Please email us at email@example.com if you would like a copy of our fee schedule for standard patent and trademark matters.
Our team has over 20 years’ experience in intellectual property law and we provide accounting services that complement our legal advice.
Bringing together an experienced team with a depth of skills, means we can make sure you are set up to maximise the revenue potential of your IP. You can read about the skills of each team member in the “Meet the Team” section of this website. But nothing speaks higher than our clients feedback.
Award Winning Team
The firm was a national finalist and runner-up in Victoria for best law firm in the category of “Business Client Services” for the year ending 2017 (law firms with revenue of less than $30M), and a national finalist for “Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year 2018” in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.
We are agile and responsive to your business needs.
We apply Industry 4.0 standards to the way we provide legal services. This means we look for ways to have technologoical inter-operability between our stakeholders, we adopt automation practices when it makes sense and we have information transparency. What this means for you is that our legal services are provided efficiently and effectively. Our prices are low and we are super responsive. Our trademark and patent prosecution system is fully online. It let’s us enjoy flexible work spaces, and receive immediate updates from the trademark office as soon as they occur.
When it comes to communicating, we give your loads of different options. You can call us, video chat with us through Skype or Google hangouts, email us, or even chat through our own proprietary internal chat messaging service. We can share critical documents with you and give you anytime access to the status of your IP portfolio through our secure document-sharing portal.
These time-saving features and communication options, mean that we actually have more time to spend listening to you and understanding what you need.
With backgrounds in the life sciences and over 20 years of intellectual property experience in Australia and overseas markets, our elite team delivers tailored patent and trademark advice and a more personal relationship.
We disrupt the traditional law firm model by aligning ourselves with Industry 4.0 principles. Our technological and workflow-oriented approach means lower costs, greater responsiveness and certainty of outcome for you.