We have moved   After over four years at our old office in Taringa, we are excited to announce that we have moved closer to the Brisbane CBD and are now based in the inner city suburb of Red Hill. Our new home is the former......

Every country’s trademark law has its own quirks, which may be manipulated to a trademark owner’s advantage. Defensive trademark registrations remain available in Australia. This little known permutation of the standard trademark is exception...

The MBIP experience starts with our professional team understanding your unique patent or trademark requirement. Our dedicated team, led by partners Michael Buck and Andy Mukherji, along with Mark Smith and Angeline Behan, aim to work with you to cre...

MBIP patent attorney partner Dr Andy Mukherji will be visiting clients and partner firms in Germany this September, and he would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your colleagues. Andy will be travelling to the German cities of Frankfurt, ...

The Paris Convention has nothing to do with wine, cheese or even prisoners of war.  It’s about protecting intellectual property in foreign countries. For Australians, the Paris Convention means that it is possible to apply for registration of...

I’ve received a cease and desist letter alleging that I’m infringing someone’s patent. What should I do? The first thing is “Don’t panic!”. While a letter like this should be taken very seriously the fact is that s...

Assuming that you’ve thought of something that’s new and inventive, do you have actually have an “invention” or is it rather the case that you merely have “a new idea”? Although an invention may be very broadly cla...

Myth No. 1. Patents aren’t worth the trouble because patent litigation is very expensive. This is an often used, but irrational, excuse for the putting of heads in the sand when it comes to patents. It’s a bit like not wanting to buy a ho...

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