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Filing Trade Marks in Australia – Clarifications from Recent Cases

Filing Trade Marks in Australia – Clarifications from Recent Cases

It can be relatively easy to file in Australia but there have been some recent changes that limit how we can correct errors if incorrect information has been provided. Background […]

WORLD IP DAY – April 26, 2016 – Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined


World IP Day is celebrated around the world, to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. History of World Intellectual Property Day The event […]

Is the IP system there to be used to make a social or political point?


The Intellectual Property (IP) system includes patents and trademarks, copyright, design registration and other associated legal tools. But is the use of the IP system there to make a social […]

Strategy Presentation at the November meeting of the Inventors Association of Australia.


The Victorian branch of the Inventors Association of Australia (IAA) has been in action for many years to assist new inventors by providing practical, legal and engineering advice in a […]

Australians are great inventors – and great admirers and users of inventions from overseas. Believe it.


There have been numerous reports that the new Raising the Bar provisions of the Patent Law actually ‘raises the bar’ on what is patentable. This is an overstatement, but there are […]

Branding using Trade Marks and websites and social media is important to your business.


What is in a name? A lot when your business depends on it. The importance of branding, and of not allowing your brand to be used descriptively, was illustrated recently in […]

Research Collaboration Is A Valuable Option In Accelerating Commercialisation Of Innovation


Collaboration with universities, researchers and industry can be used to shortcut development processes and to effect a synergistic and increased value on the innovation that you create. These collaborations can provide […]

Baxter IP Provide Enforceable Patents


It is important that a patent is an effective tool that assists the commercial exploitation of a new invention.  Therefore patents need to be written well.  Further they need to […]

Software patents – Computer programs – Business methods – Are they patentable? – a new Australian Full Federal Court decision


In the first of a trio of long awaited decisions of the Federal Court of Australia on Patent Office rejections of patentable subject matter relating to software patents and business […]

What do I need to disclose about “prior art”?


a patent obtained through concealment of relevant prior art is not a reliable commercial asset You know that it is important to advise your patent attorney of everything about your invention – […]


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