Who is
Girl Friday IP?

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Intellectual property (IP) law can be intimidating, complicated and boring; talk about an image problem.

Rumour has it that anyone who can give IP a fresh, approachable and fun makeover will be rewarded with doing the best work of their life, serious street credibility and cake. Challenge accepted and enter Girl Friday IP.

We believe in inspiring creativity to spark purposeful change in the world around us.

We support creative thinkers by making intellectual property an accessible tool and an engaging human experience.

We are not your typical patent and trade mark attorneys. We are creative thinkers and problem solvers. Whether it’s patent protection, trade mark or design registration, if you’re looking for practical IP advice and solutions for your business, Girl Friday IP is your ‘go to’.


Hi, I’m Fi Nguyen.
Founder | Principal

My relationship with intellectual property started out as an innocent friendship back in 2008 and quickly turned into a full-blown romance. When I say I love all things IP related, I’m talking When Harry Met Sally.

After dipping my toes in the IP commercialisation pool at one of Australia’s largest medical research institutes, I realised that IP still remained a foreign concept for most business owners and start-ups.

Looking to help translate IP legalese and bridge the knowledge gap, I founded Girl Friday IP.

From IP searching, filing, portfolio management through to more complex matters such as prosecution, oppositions and infringement, my focus is to provide practical, commercial advice to help clients focus on what matters – their vision and business.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Technology (Forensic & Analytical Chemistry), Flinders University
  • Registered Trans-Tasman Patent & Trade Mark Attorney (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Member: Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand Inc. (IPSANZ)
  • Member: Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
  • Member: International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member: Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • Quarter-finalist on The Great Australian Bake Off (yes really)

Nick McLeod
Consultant | Patent Attorney

Nick is our resident consulting patent attorney and tech head. We’re talking a serious tech head with a double degree in Mechatronic Engineering and Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

A former aircraft structural engineer with one of Australia’s largest defence contractors, Nick combines technical know-how with real world experience to create commercial and practical IP solutions.

With expertise in ICT, robotics, medical devices and the industrial automation space, this creative thinker is here to welcome the potential and realisation of your technology.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic), Robotics, Automation, Control Systems, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science (Maths & Computer Science), Statistics, Applied Mathematics, University of Adelaide
  • Registered Trans-Tasman Patent & Trade Mark Attorney (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Member: Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand Inc. (IPSANZ)

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