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Founded in 1968, Madderns is a well-established, independently owned and operated, leading Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firm.  We specialise in the filing, prosecution and registration of patents, trade marks and designs, both in Australia and overseas.  Our respected patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys provide highly-specialised intellectual property (IP) services and advice to enable our clients to secure and defend their brands and technologies.

Meet Our People

We are headquartered in Adelaide and have a team of experienced attorneys across ICT, Engineering, Life Sciences & Chemistry, and Trade Marks who are assisted by a dedicated support team covering administrative and business services.

Working with Madderns

Madderns offers a rare opportunity to forge a career within an established firm.  You will come across some amazing inventions, designs and brands, and work alongside some of the best attorneys in the profession and with a range of clients based in Australia and overseas.

We are driven by our values of Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Enthusiasm and Innovation which underpin our culture and business operations.

Within Madderns, you will experience excellent working conditions with access to a range of employee benefits including flexible working arrangements, gender neutral parental leave, and initiatives supporting your social, mental and physical health and well-being.  We provide ongoing training, development and learning opportunities to facilitate your career and personal development.

Madderns is committed to an environment where everyone shows respect and support for one another.  We recognise that each person is unique and brings different qualities to our workplace.  You will be welcomed into a supportive and professional environment within our team of 45+ people.

View our list of current opportunities below and apply directly for a specific vacancy, otherwise register your interest for future opportunities.  We prefer to deal directly with you and not via a recruitment agency or third party.

Current Opportunities

We want enthusiastic, inspiring, and committed people to join our team.  In return, we’ll offer you the opportunity to develop your career alongside great people and be exposed to fascinating clients and their work

Trainee Trade Mark Attorney / Newly Registered Trade Mark Attorney

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic Trainee Trade Mark Attorney to join our trade mark team in Adelaide and assist our specialist trade mark attorneys to protect our clients’ IP.  This is an exciting entry role leading to a career as a Trade Mark Attorney. Newly qualified Trade Mark Attorneys (1 to 3 years’ experience), IP Lawyers, or candidates already undertaking legal studies that will lead towards registration as a Trade Mark Attorney are also encouraged to apply.

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Accounts Payable Assistant

We are seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant to join our Adelaide team to assist with the accounting function of the organisation.  If you are a computer-savvy individual who is highly organised with a strong focus on accuracy and client service, then we would love to hear from you.

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Expressions of Interest

We encourage you to submit your application for our consideration and register to be notified of any new vacancies that come available.

Attorney Roles

Support Roles