Work with Australia’s dedicated Intellectual Property firm

Cooper Mills provides expert advice in the rapidly changing field of Intellectual Property protection.

If your business has spent time and money on things like branding, domain names, software coding or even technology concepts, we can help you protect your investment.

We provide a dedicated service for IT&T firms as we understand their needs and have extensive experience in their market.


Trademarks, Domain law and more

At Cooper Mills, we cover a wide range of Intellectual Property services including:

  • Trademarks and trademark portfolio management
  • Domain Law (including registrar and international domain law)
  • Information Technology (IT Law) and ecommerce
  • Telecommunications law and regulatory frameworks
  • Privacy Law
  • Corporate / Commercial Law
  • And more

Our aim is to give you a legal experience like you’ve never had before. We’ll always speak in plain English (unless you’d like the legal version), give you advice in a timely manner so you can get on with business and ensure you’ve got the full picture of your position at all times.

We take a lot of pride in what we do and promise to always look after your interests as if they were our own.

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Erhan Karabardak

Leader, Trade Marks and Domain Names. Senior Lawyer and Trade Marks Attorney

Over 20 years experience in Trademark, Domain Names and Technology Law.

Peter Moon

Leader, Telecommunications and Technology. Senior Lawyer.

Over 30 years experience in Technology, Telecommunication and Commercial Law.

Victor Ng

Director of Cooper Mills Lawyers and a technology and intellectual property lawyer

Victor Ng is a Director of Cooper Mills Lawyers and a technology and intellectual property lawyer.

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the key people

Erhan Karabardak is a technology lawyer and Trade Marks Attorney. He is a Director of Cooper Mills Lawyers and has been practising law for more than 20 years.

Erhan is also active in the domain name industry and represents domain name registrars and resellers, and has advised some of the world’s largest domain name registrars. Erhan is recognised as an expert in domain name law and has run some of the leading cases in the area.

Erhan previously served as a Director and Board Member of auDA, Australia’s Domain Name Regulator since 2012, was elected Deputy Chairman in 2016 and served as Chair in 2017.

Erhan acts for brand owners, in the management and protection of their intellectual property rights. Erhan’s clients include both national and international clients, including well known global brands. He is regularly engaged to provide expert advice and commentary on domain name and trademark issues, and is an author of a specialist trademarks publication. He is recognised as a leading trademark professional by the World Trademark Review 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals).

Erhan is approachable and provides commercially client focused advice. He is a fan of technology and is always known to use it to the advantage of his clients.

Peter Moon is a commercial, technology and Telecommunications lawyer with more than 30 years of experience.  For the last 20 years, he has also written the popular ‘Hands On’ weekly tech and telco column in the Australian Financial Review.

Peter has acted for the State of Victoria, ASX listed companies, major carriers and communications service providers and a large number of privately held telcos, data centres, software developers, resellers and integrators, both on the vendor and customer sides of the fence.

He’s especially well known for his plain English approach to documentation and advice. He likes to empower his clients by giving them a real understanding of legal issues and how to manage them.



Victor Ng is a Director of Cooper Mills Lawyers and a technology and intellectual property lawyer.

He has extensive hands-on experience in government technology and defence procurement with specific expertise in major outsourcing and managed services. Victor was formerly the general counsel of an ASX-listed ICT company, managing a substantial legal portfolio of government and corporate technology contracts, and he understands the importance of delivering practical legal solutions that take into account real world business priorities.

Victor’s intellectual property practice is focused on brand protection, copyright and registered designs. As a registered trade marks attorney, he specialises in prosecuting “hard to register” trade marks and implementing brand protection strategies for clients in Australia, Asia and Worldwide.

He has been recognised as a leading practitioner by the World Trademark Review and an ‘IP Star’ by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

What our clients say

For over 10 years, Cooper Mills have guided me to ensure my business is safe from imitators trading with my brand. Not only do Cooper Mills have the expertise in trademark law, they are extremely professional, responsive to our needs and explain legal jargon in plain English! I highly recommend the Cooper Mills team for businesses who seek a value added legal service above and beyond traditional advisors.

Craig McDonald | CEO and Founder MailGuard Pty Ltd

After going back and forth trying to get my trademark completed I came across Cooper Mills. What they did was take hold of the reins and get everything sorted for one flat fee. A seamless process when dealing with them!

David Wilson | Owner | Founder - Block78

Erhan and his team have helped enormously by protecting certain domain name assets with trademarks. Erhan’s detailed understanding of domain names (in Australia and abroad) is second to none and he has been involved in many of my transactions. Highly recommend Erhan and Cooper Mills.


Shaun McGowan | Co-Founder - Lend.com.au

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