Law Firm

Quite simply, we have IP Covered. 


Churchill attorneys provides the complete range of intellectual property attorney services necessary to build effective protection around your innovations and business.

Why Churchills?


We are a dynamic and progressive intellectual property attorney practice based in Melbourne, Australia.

Our clients include start ups, government departments, manufacturing businesses, small businesses, Cooperative Research Centres, universities, foreign companies,  and individual entrepeneurs.

Our practice includes the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.  We emphasize the importance of preparing a patent specification that is consistent not only with Australian law, but also the laws of economically important jurisdictions such as Europe, the United States, China and India. 


Our trademark practice provides advice and representation regarding protection for your brand both in Australia and overseas.


We are also expert at filing local and international applications for registered designs, including the preparation of line drawings where required. 


Churchill attorneys is experienced in representing clients in contentious matters such as opposition proceedings, and providing advice regarding infringement and validity of intellectual property rights. Where necessary, we work with our litigation partners to bring proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.


We also provide IP audits, searching services,  monitoring of competitor portfolios, confidentiality agreements, and advice relating to freedom to operate, trade secrets and copyright.

Churchill Attorneys is headed by Steven Borovec


Steven is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia.  Prior to founding Churchill Attorneys, Steven was an equity partner in a major Australian patent attorney firm.  During his time in private practice, Steven has assisted clients in many areas including mechanical engineering, biotechnology and computer-related inventions.  His practice also extends to trademark and design matters. 


Steven graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 with a First Class Honours degree in Science (ranked first in year, recipient of the Simmons Award), with a double major in microbiology and biochemistry.  He was subsequently awarded a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine in 1995, and later completed graduate studies in intellectual property at Melbourne University Law School.


Prior to entering the patent attorney profession in 1998 Steven held a research and development position with an international biopharmaceutical company, and has also previously worked as a network administrator in a large educational institution.

Steven is assisted by attorney-qualified and paralegal staff in the day-to-day operations of Churchills.