Why Choose Us?
We get you the results!

Arslan Lawyers are renown for providing sound and timely advice with commercial outcomes firmly in sight. 

Whilst Commercial litigation is the key core practice of Arslan Lawyers the firm also has experience across all aspects of commercial relationships including intellectual property law.

April Arslan (Managing Director) has 20 years of experience in the fast pace of commercial litigation and IP.

What you get from Us that you don't from 95% of other IP Lawyers..
History of Success..

Arslan Lawyers cases always make it into law reports!

We have the type of clients whose matters are manifestly worthy enough that they establish jurisprudence and become precedents for the future generations.


        QSuper Board v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited [2020] FCAFC 55 

      • D H Flinders Pty Ltd v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Ltd [2020] NSWSC 1690

      Investor Exchange Limited v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited [2020]QSC 74

      • Down Town Visuals v Panorama Investments (No 3) [2018] VSC 691

        Down Town Visuals v Panorama Investments [2018] VSC 427

        Burge v Commonwealth Bank of Australia (No 3) [2017] FCA 383

        Burge v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2016] HCA 224

        Financial Ombudsman Services Ltd v Utopia Financial Services Pty Ltd [2016] WASC 55

        Apple and Pear Australia Limited v Pink Lady America LLC [2015] HCATrans 348

        Apple and Pear Australia Limited v Pink Lady America LLC [2015] HCATrans 349

        Paterson Securities Ltd v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2015] WASC 321

        Cromwell Property Securities Limited v Financial Ombudsman Service Limited & Ors [2015] HCATrans 27

        Goldie Marketing Pty Ltd & Ors v Financial Ombudsman Services Limited & Anor [2014] VCS 587 –

        Cromwell Property Securities Limited v Financial Ombudsman Service Limited & Ors [2014] VSCA 179

        Financial Ombudsman Services Limited v Pioneer Credit Acquisition Services Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 172 

        Bilaczenko v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2013] FCA 1268

        Cromwell Property Securities Ltd v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2013] VSC 333 (1 July 2013)

      • Wealthsure Pty Ltd v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2013] FCA 292 –
      • Palizio v NSW Parole Authority [2013] NSWSC 1829
      • Utopia Financial Services Pty Ltd -v- Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2012] WASC 279
      • Mickovski v Financial Ombudsman Service Limited (2012) 36 VR 456
      • Solak v Registrar of Titles (No 2) [2010] VSC 146
      • Wealthcare Financial Planning Pty Ltd v Financial Industry Complaints Service Ltd & Ors [2009] VSC 7
      • Financial Industry Complaints Service Ltd v Deakin Financial Services Pty Ltd (2006) 157 FCR 229
      • Dresna Pty Ltd v Linknarf Management Services Pty Ltd (In Liq) (No 2) [2006] FCA 755
      • Dresna v Linknarf Management [2006] FCA 540
      • Barry v City West Water Limited [2002] FCA 1388 (7 November 2002)
      • Beljajev, Boris v Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] [1998] VicSC 224
What we cover in IP?
Trade Secrets

Intellectual property rights regarding confidential information which may be sold or licensed.


Protecting your Brand and reputation.
A trade mark which is called your BRAND can be your most valuable marketing tool. It becomes and serves as your identity your badge of origin- the way you show your customers who you are.

The more successful your business, the more valuable your trademark becomes.

We make sure your strategic commercial IP needs are well protected through national, international or geographic registrations and when required through to enforcement.


Confidentiality provides a way for businesses to protect secrets from being disclosed to the public and competitors.

Business know- how and information is sacrosanct and valuable to each company. We advise and draft papers on all aspects of Confidentiality Agreements.


We advise on all aspects Copyright and have acted for some key clients in protecting and enforcing their work of arts.


A design protection and enforcement is required if you have a product that look the way it does through either its shape, colour, configuration, pattern, or ornamentation. We ensure your rights are protected from registration to enforcement.

We have acted for a wide range of clients from fashion, textile, and to automotive industries in respect of their design protections.

Plant Breeders’ Rights

Plant breeder’s rights (PBR) are exclusive commercial rights for registered variety of plants. We have a very exclusive niche practice in PBR Laws developed over 20 years of acting for international breeders.


For an application to be successful, the invention must be new, useful and inventive or innovative.

We advise on the patentability of your invention or whether an alternative commercialisation process can be achieved by going through the process of innovation.

We have our team of national and international networks to assist with international applications and enforcements.

More about the person driving the results..

April has an enviable practice which focuses on depth rather than volume

April Arslan is a very hands-on lawyer very adept at quickly grappling with complex IP Issues and identifying and fixing on the main points that are likely to achieve a positive outcome.

What drives her of course is the complexity and depth of each matter.
Over 20 years of experience in the fast pace of commercial litigation, she has developed a reputation for delivering solutions effectively and responsibly for all her clients nationally and internationally with a team of highly competent operators that support her.

April has significant trial and appellate experience and is regularly briefed by clients in the States Supreme Courts, Federal Courts and High Court for national and international based clients in a wide range of intellectual property proceedings including plant breeders’ rights which is a very distinct area of practice.

April also has personal experience and owns her own intellectual property on which she has a pending patent.

She has developed 2 global platforms in two distinct vertical industries: Law-Whiz for the legal industry which brings professional clients to lawyers and i-Whiz for the food industry incumbents which brings buyers to suppliers to trade worldwide.
www.law-whiz.com www.i-whiz.com

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Let’s see if we are the right fit, if not, I’m sure we can recommend the expert within our extensive network of lawyers whether nationally or internationally to set you up for success.

Once we have understood your matter/needs, we will tailor a strategy to give you the comfort and security you require.

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607 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000