You may have wondered how certain retailers are able to sell furniture items, sometimes marketed as “replica furniture” for a fraction of the price of an original. There has been quite a lot of press around frustration in the design community at what appears to...

There are so many things to consider when launching a new business, product or service. Choosing a trade mark can be a very exciting step, but it is important to get it right from the outset. Firstly, you could put together a list of potential marks...

Applicants should seek registration of their trade mark at the earliest opportunity, particularly as the timeframe for examination increases. At the time of writing, IP Australia is taking an average of six months to examine trade mark applications which are filed in the normal course.  This...

Michael Buck IP is pleased to announce that life sciences and chemistry patent specialist Brendan Nugent has joined the Brisbane based patent attorney firm. Brendan is a highly experienced patent attorney having worked in some of Australia’s top intellectual property firms over the last three decades....

Are you a small or medium sized Australian business that expanded protection of your patents or trade marks into overseas jurisdictions last financial year?  If so, you may be eligible for Australian Government financial assistance aimed at aspiring and current exporters. Administered by The Australian Trade...

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...

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