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

Will Prowse has enjoyed a life time love of cricket, yet transitioning from player to coach brought the realisation that one of the hardest skills for a young batsman to learn is to hit the ball late and keep their shape post-contact. As a civil engineer,...

Crowdfunding is growing in popularity with around $US35 billion raised in 2015.  However, when maintaining the ‘unique’ and ‘new’ integrity of an invention, key rules need to be followed. The main problem with publicly disclosing a new and innovative product on a crowdfunding platform or...

From 23 February 2018 changes to the Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Marks attorneys ensure greater transparency of ownership of Australian patent attorney firms. The changes to the Code appear to be a significant reason for the absorption of two of Brisbane’s largest patent attorney...

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) will be amended to specify that an...

From 23 February 2018 changes to the Code of Conduct for patent and trademarks attorneys sees the introduction of greater transparency requirements surrounding the ownership of Australian patent firms. In the last three years some of Australia’s largest Australian patent attorney firms (having a combined market share...

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 system.  Rather uniquely the Innovation patent, which has an...

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 Red Hill...

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