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 Taringa became too...

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...

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...

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