Archive for the ‘News’ Category

How Do I Protect My Brand With a Trade Mark?

In today's world, with the Internet at everyone's fingertips, it seems as though nothing is safe. Having a trade mark or copyright has become a necessity to keep your information from being stolen. By using an Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney, you can protect your business assets. In order to get effective Intellectual Property protection, havin...


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Franke Hyland at the Ag & Foodtech Symposium 2016

Bringing together industry, researchers and investors Brisbane, 2-3 August, 2016This year’s Ag & Foodtech Symposium celebrates innovation in the agriculture ...


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The United Kingdom votes to leave the EU – what now?

On 23 June the UK voted to leave the EU. Brexit, as it is known, will have a profound effect on many aspects of our lives as IP practitioners. Today we attempt to answer some of the more pressing questions and to explain what the process involves and how it may affect our clients. For the processing of UK and European patent applications the effect...


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Exporter Financial Support is an EFIC Saga

Recently I attended a presentation by the Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC – www.efic.gov.au) – a government body set up decades ago by the Australian Government to assist exporters. EFIC’s role has always been to help provide the exporter with financial guarantees, insurance...


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Trade Marks – Expect the Unexpected

Kylie Jenner, the daughter of Kardashian related celebrity Bruce Jenner,  has applied for US trade mark registrations for the word KYLIE, in relation to entertainment services, on line services  and advertising.  Australian pop legend Kylie Minogue has existing registrations for KYLIE, KYLIE MINOGUE, and various related trade marks, covering a w...


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Announcement | Building Better Futures for Health: A Product Design Challenge

Product Design Challengeide Group is excited to announce it will be awarding $25,000 worth of product design and development services for the best health innovation product idea pitched at ide Group's debut Vivid Ideas Exchange event, Building Better Futures for Health: A Product Design Challenge, as part of this year's Vivid Sydney....


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Atomo Diagnostics Secures US$6M Investment

Atomo Secures US$6M from the Global Health Investment Fund The investment will support scale up of Atomo’s global health activities. January 13, 2016 (SYDNEY and NEW YORK): The Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF) announced today that it has provided a US$6 million [A$8.5 million] loan to Atomo Diagnostics (Atomo) to support s...


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Source IP – Digital Marketplace

IPAustralia Boosts CollaborationIPAustralia have developed Source IP as a digital marketplace for sharing information, indicating licensing preferences and facilitating contact for IP generated by the public research sector in Australia.Source IP is specifically aimed at making it easier for Australian businesses, including small b...


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Inventive Step Threshold Clarified

Australian High Court Clarifies Inventive Step Threshold.On 2 September 2015, the High Court handed down a decision in the long-running AstraZeneca v Apotex battle, dismissing AstraZeneca’s appeal and finding the patent claims of its Australian CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) patent invalid for lack of inventive step....


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Australia should drop ‘lucky country’ tag

Australia should drop 'lucky country' tag and nurture entrepreneurs.According to an article in today's Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/30/australia-should-drop-lucky-c...


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