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Who We Are

Australian Patent & Trademarks

Since beginning in 2006, our patent and trademark attorney firm has become well known in the industry as delivering quality intellectual property services to Australian business.

Our services minimise or prevent Court Action in the long term, and seek to obtain the broadest intellectual property rights possible.

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Alex Ferrante

  • Alexander Ferrante


    Alex is the founding Director of Australian Patent & Trademark Services Pty Ltd (founded in 2006; 10 years) and has practiced as an Intellectual Property consultant for 18 years.

    On a daily basis he advises many companies throughout Australia and globally on how to best implement protection for their innovations.  

    Before founding this firm, Alex wanted to better understand commercialisation and business practices, so he further studied and was awarded a Business Management Certificate IV (2006).

    Since joining the patent attorney profession in 1998, he has worked for two Patent Attorney firms, in Adelaide and Melbourne for 8 years (1998-2006). 

    During this time, he also worked on secondment as an IP Manager for Adelaide Research and Innovation (ARI) for a 6 month period which allows him to better understand the interactions between business and Intellectual Property. 

    His business and working background allows him to better plan and implement a more integrated and realistic Intellectual property plan for his clients.

    Alex's technological degree is in Science (with Honours) from The University of Adelaide (1994-1997).

    Alex is a family man who enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, hiking and the outdoors.


Catherine Hustwick

  • Catherine Hustwick
    • B Sc (Chemistry) | LLB (Hons)


    Cathy is a Senior Associate with 25 years intellectual property experience in Australia.

    Prior to this she worked as a Patent Examiner at the New Zealand Patent Office.

    Cathy applies extensive patent and trademark experience to ensure clients’ interests are managed effectively, professionally and with accurate detail.

    In particular, she has extensive knowledge and experience in oppositions, infringement matters, dispute resolution, chemical patents and pharmaceutical patents. 

    On the side, Cathy enjoys reading, travelling and music.


  • Google Reviews

    We have outstanding reviews, see: Google Reviews

    ““A business manager recommended we look into protecting our company’s Name & logo with trademarks as we were looking into expanding our business. We initially tried to complete the process ourselves and not only were we unsuccessful, we later found out that had we been successful we would have only had minimal protection of our name & logo. Australian Patent and Trademark Services were professional, precise & explained all of the somewhat complicated Trademark “lingo” in terms we could understand."

    • Adelaide, Australia