IP Insights

THRESHOLD TEST FOR INVENTIVE STEP

Threshold Test For Inventive Step For Standard Patent Applications The Australian Patent Office has amended its examination procedure of standard…

NEW EPO DISCLOSURE RULES

Applicants for a European patent are now required to supply additional information to the European Patent Office (EPO) following the…

FILING IN OVERSEAS COUNTRIES?

Mechanisms To Delay Filing Patent Applications in Overseas Countries Inventors often like to seek patent protection for their invention in…

IP AUSTRALIA CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY FLOODING

Customers affected by the recent flooding who have been unable to respond to a deadline with IP Australia due to…

IS YOUR MARK A REGISTRABLE TRADE MARK?

A trade mark is a sign that is used to distinguish goods or services provided in the course of trade. …

CLOSING THE LOOPHOLE

Changes To The Practice Of The Payment Of Acceptance Fees By IPAustralia As of 1 October 2010, IP Australia has…

COUNTRIES COVERED BY EUROPEAN PATENTS

At present a European patent can cover the following 38 countries:

PRIORITY CLAIM FOR AUSTRALIAN TRADEMARKS

Under the Australian Trade Marks Act 1995, priority for an Australian trade mark application may be claimed providing the basic…

OMNIBUS CLAIMS FOR AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND PATENTS

For filing national phase patent applications in Australia or New Zealand, we often recommend the filing of one or more…

SUCCESS FOR FUTURE WAVE

Wynnes’ client Future Wave has achieved remarkable commercial success with their control unit that reduces the amount of electricity used…

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