In a long overdue response to the Review of the Designs System – Final Report prepared by the now defunct Advisory Council in Intellectual Property (ACIP) in 2015, IP Australia has announced the introduction of a 12 month grace period from the priority date of...

Brands are creatively catering to the growing vegetarian trend. Research conducted by Roy Morgan has found that 2.5 million people (12.1% of the population) in Australia are now eating all or almost all vegetarian. Award-winning chef Alejandro Cancino (who happens to follow a vegan lifestyle) has created 4 tasty, high-quality meat-free...

In a long sought win for patentees, in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents [2020] FCA 778, Justice Burley of the Federal Court has found that the claims of a group of innovation patents directed to electronic gaming machines (EGM) claim patentable...

Queensland Day is coming up on the 6th June. It is an opportunity to commemorate the state’s culture, heritage, people, places and industry. The date marks the official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony on 6 June 1859. For our international friends, the...

  [caption id="attachment_24568" align="alignnone" width="480"] Glass Outlet's Spigot Insulator[/caption] Key points: A certified innovation patent is one effective, fast and relatively inexpensive option for deterring copycats and competitors Avoid selling or disclosing your invention until after patent protection has been sought 25 August 2021 is last possible filing date for new...

          When you’re ready to apply for a patent, it can be beneficial to get advice from an attorney. Australian Patent attorneys are specialists in this area of the law and they will be able to guide you through the requirements for patenting your product and answer any...

Photo: https://www.instagram.com/corkandchromabrisbane/ Cork & Chroma is Queensland’s first paint and sip studio, with their flagship creative space launched in Brisbane in 2013. The business runs regular painting sessions for adults of all skill levels, where attendees are guided step-by-step by an artist to create their own...

Distinctiveness is important because it impacts everything from the registrability of your trade mark, to its scope of protection, to enforceability and its continuing validity once registered. Unfortunately it is something that can be overlooked by brand owners. It is a fundamental principle of trade mark law...

Each year on April 26, we IP professionals celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. The day encourages people from across the globe to think about the role that intellectual property rights play in fostering innovation and creativity and to look at the role of IP in their own organisation. The...

The Australian Patent & Trade Marks Office (IP Australia) have announced that they are offering free three month extensions of time on most deadlines. This arrangement applies to most Patents, Trade Marks, and Designs extension of time requests. This arrangement does not apply to extensions of...

  Our firm is based in Brisbane but many of the patent specifications we write are for inventors that are located in other parts of Australia. We’ve prepared patent applications for people needing patent attorney help in many other towns including Lismore, Melbourne, Townsville, Bundaberg, Caloundra...

Australians suffered years of high unemployment, poverty and deflation during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Almost a century later, we are facing another financial crisis due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  While economists, academics and financial experts debate about how the pandemic will impact the...

Last week we provided updates on some of the IP Offices that have taken steps to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following is a summary of additional IP Offices that have announced deadline extensions since our previous updates. Canada CIPO has suspended deadlines due between...

At Michael Buck IP (MBIP) we are celebrating some fantastic news. We are very proud to announce that our firm has been selected as the winner of the Specialist IP & Related Services < $20m revenue category,  in this year's beaton Client Choice Awards 2020. The...

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