Two new attorneys join MBIP as 2018 sees our firm expand to five patent and trademark attorneys, and take up new residence in a bespoke office within Brisbane’s Red Hill commercial precinct. With growth in our firm, our home of four years at Taring...

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has announced that the New Zealand Patent Regulations will be amended and will come into force on 5 April 2018. We briefly summarise the changes in this article. Address for service Reg. 3(1) wi...

Late last year the Productivity Commission released a recommendation to the government to abolish the Innovation patent. Innovation patents were introduced into Australia in 2002 to replace the Petty Patent, which was then our second tier patent sys...

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...

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