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 exceptionally valuable for two reasons – strengthening portfolios and saving money. What are defensive...

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 create a professional relationship, ensuring you...

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, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Cologne...

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 simply because the allegation has been made doesn't mean...

QUESTION[vc_separator type="small" position="left"]We would like to file a convention patent application in Australia based on US provisional patent application No. 61/XYZ filed on March 22, 2010.However, it will be necessary to add additional examples in order to support the scope of the claims. In the...

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 claimed in a patent, it remains the case that patents...

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 house because...

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