[caption id="attachment_19797" align="alignleft" width="300"] By Geraldine Rimmer - Trade Marks Attorney[/caption] Since the Australian launch of Amazon last year, the Trade Marks Department at MBIP have experienced an increase in client enquiries about how to protect their trade marks when selling on Amazon.  The challenges of...

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...

Michael will be in Seattle to attend the 140thAnnual Meeting of the International Trademark Association in May, and will be available to meet during this time. The INTA meeting is the world’s largest and most widely attended trademark event, providing the opportunity for IP professionals to...

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...

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...

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