The end is nigh: innovation patents closing soon – don’t miss out
As mentioned in our previous article, the innovation patent, Australia’s second tier patent system, is being phased out from 25 August 2021. Applications with a later filing date cannot...
As mentioned in our previous article, the innovation patent, Australia’s second tier patent system, is being phased out from...
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Ten top tips for engaging a software developer
It is absolutely essential, when engaging a software developer, to have mechanisms in place to ensure that the end product meets your needs. Will the software function in accordance...
It is absolutely essential, when engaging a software developer, to have mechanisms in place to ensure that the end...
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Changes to eligibility rules for .au domains
When registering an “.au” domain name you are required to prove that you have an Australian presence. One way of doing this is to be the owner of an...
When registering an “.au” domain name you are required to prove that you have an Australian presence. One way...
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Australian patents vs. designs: what are the differences?
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such as the United States, label an industrial design right as...
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such...
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Why pay for a trade mark when I can get copyright for free?
A question sometimes asked by companies seeking trade mark protection is whether they can avoid the cost by simply relying on copyright to protect their valuable brand names and...
A question sometimes asked by companies seeking trade mark protection is whether they can avoid the cost by simply...
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Australia Update: The End of the Innovation Patent – Finally. Eventually.
On 26 February 2020, the Intellectual Property Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 finally passed into law. The legislations prime operation is the abolishment...
On 26 February 2020, the Intellectual Property Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 finally...
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Australia: Is an International Trade Mark Application right for you?
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application in each country of interest, via local attorneys (the ‘direct method’);...
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application...
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What are unjustified threats and the rights of a patent owner?
Most patent owners will know that a patent will protect their inventions during the term of the patent. However, not many owners are familiar with the concept of unjustified threats. This article...
Most patent owners will know that a patent will protect their inventions during the term of the patent. However, not many...
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Australian Designs Checklist
We provide a checklist below covering some important aspects to consider in relation to Australian Designs. Are you seeking protection for features or appearance of a product? Generally speaking, a design registration...
We provide a checklist below covering some important aspects to consider in relation to Australian Designs. Are you seeking protection for...
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