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IP Insights

The Importance of Filing a Trade Mark

Trade Marks #1: Philipp explains the commercial benefits of trade mark protection and the potential consequences of not controlling your trade marks.

Trade marks abused in new social media scam

Trade marks abused in new social media scam

Wherever there is an opportunity to access a large number of online profiles, it is very likely that scammers are…

10 Weird But Wonderful Inventions

10 Weird But Wonderful Inventions

With decades of combined experience in world of IP, attorneys Ewen and Philipp are exposed to many wonderful, and occasionally…

Rise in Patent and Trade Mark Scams

Rise in Patent and Trade Mark Scams

Over the past year a growing amount of businesses are targeted by unofficial Intellectual Property (IP) organisations.  We often receive…

First Steps: Choosing a Business Name

First Steps: Choosing a Business Name

A major concern when selecting a business name or any form of branding is whether it qualifies for trade mark…

New Zealand IP Fee Review Proposed

New Zealand IP Fee Review Proposed

In July 2018, The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) sought public submissions on proposals to change some of…

Insights from the Asian Patent Attorney Assoc. Conference

Insights from the Asian Patent Attorney Assoc. Conference

A highlight for any Intellectual Property Attorney is to travel the world and attend educational conferences in great locations (yes,…

APAA 2018 – Wynnes Insights from the Conference

APAA 2018 – Wynnes Insights from the Conference

Ultimate Protection: Colour Trade Mark

Ultimate Protection: Colour Trade Mark

Since the news that Prince’s Estate have filed a United States Trade Mark Application for the colour purple, a lot…

Government and Institutional Grants

Government and Institutional Grants

When we sit down with inventors and new clients, one of the recurring topics of discussion is funding. Have you…

Does your business smell?

Does your business smell?

Most of us have associated scents with memories and locations that are familiar to us.  But what if that scent…

Do You Want Funding For Your Business Or Invention?

Do You Want Funding For Your Business Or Invention?

When we sit down with inventors and new clients, one of the recurring topics of discussion is funding. Have you…

3D Printing: What You Need to Know before you Print

3D Printing: What You Need to Know before you Print

3D Printing is a revolutionary alternative for product prototyping, allowing individuals and companies to turn 3D modelled designs in to…

For our clients in the Sydney area

For our clients in the Sydney area

As we covered in a recent article regarding Chinese IP protection improvements, China is Australia's largest trading partner. This presents…

What it takes to be a Patent Attorney

What it takes to be a Patent Attorney

In Australia, all patent attorneys must have a technical degree and a legal qualification. The reason for the requirement that…

Overseas Applications: Where To Extend Your Patent Protection

Overseas Applications: Where To Extend Your Patent Protection

Inventors aim to sell their products in as many markets as possible and consequently seek patent protection in countries where…

The Truth About China’s Growing Patent Protection

The Truth About China’s Growing Patent Protection

China is Australia's largest trading partner. This presents great opportunities for Australian businesses as Australia is both a leading source…

EOFY: R&D TAX REBATE – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

EOFY: R&D TAX REBATE – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

As we are coming up to the end of the financial year, it is important to take advantage of what…

Belinda Scott, personal success

Belinda Scott, personal success

Recently, Wynnes attended a client's first art exhibition. Apart from her success as an inventor and entrepreneur in the IT…

Choose the right Patent and Trade Mark Attorney for you

Is your IP Attorney truly independent?

Do you know if the Australian Intellectual Property (IP) firm you use is publicly listed?  A large number of firms…

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