About us 2019-03-29T00:34:39+00:00


We are a team of IP specialists who acknowledge that the Intellectual Property space is continually evolving.

Whilst specific technical advice is required, we have identified that the national phase entry process is a largely administrative process.

This is how we keep our own service costs down; by having the appropriate specialist looking after each task. Our point of difference is we charge our clients at the rate of the specialist completing the task.

Our main goal is to assist patent applicants of any size in achieving their IP goals.



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zIP Specialist Leaders

Our team of zIP specialists is led by Rhys Munzel and Hannah Gilbertson.

Rhys Munzel

zIP Patent Specialist
Registered Patent Attorney

Rhys is a registered patent attorney with a technical background in chemical engineering which enables him to assist clients in many areas.
In conjunction, Rhys was previously a Senior Examiner of Patents and Hearings Officer at IP Australia.
He therefore has extensive knowledge regarding patent prosecution and oppositions in Australia which assists him in providing high level patentability advice to clients.

He is well versed in patentability opinion work and has extensive expertise in patent opposition.

It is therefore evident that Rhys is your go to attorney for any additional Australian patenting queries you may have outside the national phase entry process.

Andrew Howison

Andrew has worked in the intellectual property administration field for more than six years.

Andrew previously worked a major Australian IP form coordinating major operational and administrative platforms. He has a keen interest in the development of efficient processes and methodologies for cost effective delivery of services.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce, Operations Management and applies the knowledge gained to ensure your services are provided efficiently.

Andrew enjoys developing new working relationships with clients and associates to ensure that zIP’s network of associates delivers effective and competitive services to national phase entry clients.

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