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European Community Designs extend beyond Paris Convention period

European Community Designs extend b...

We have recently been asked a very interesting and commercially important question, which we thought we would share. Background: We have filed design applications in Australia, and corresponding ...

Warren Chandler
Patent basics – Top 5 things to remember when starting a business

Patent basics – Top 5 things to r...

1. Create a corporate structure (i.e. a company) If two people own the intellectual property (IP), instead of a company, the IP can be licensed by each person individually without requiring the ...

Chris Baxter
From the office writing pad to Wi-Fi technology – 10 Aussie inventions that changed the world

From the office writing pad to Wi-F...

Since the first patent application filed within the Australian Colonies in 1848, the whole nation has embraced all kinds of innovative ideas ranging across a multitude of areas. In this post, we ...

Chris Baxter

Trademarks vs. Copyright

Trademarks are signs or symbols, usually in the form of words, logos, or combinations of words and logos. Trademarks are used in the course of trade or commerce by a trader, to identify the ...

Warren Chandler
‘Patent Box’ Initiatives around the World

‘Patent Box’ Initiative...

What is a Patent Box initiative? To help a country advance technologically, it is important to incentivise and increase R&D efforts. It is then also vital to protect the newly developed ...

Mike Biagio
The Productivity Commission to investigate Australia’s Intellectual Property arrangements

The Productivity Commission to inve...

Chris Baxter, Managing Director at Baxter IP, comments on the Productivity Commission Enquiry, which will be the first economic evaluation of Australia’s IP arrangements in decades. Chris Baxter ...

Baxter IP
The Baxter Legacy – Continuing Percy Baxter’s Philanthropic Giving

The Baxter Legacy – Continuing Pe...

Baxter IP’s Commercial Counsel and current chair of the Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, Dr John Baxter, was present last Saturday at the inauguration of the new Baxter Wing at the Geelong ...

Chris Baxter