Michael Buck IP has bolstered its leadership team by promoting trade marks attorney Geraldine Rimmer to Principal.   Geraldine has been an attorney for 20 years. She began her career as a solicitor completing an Articles of Clerkship at a general practice law firm and then went...

While they might currently be a personal style preference for many men, beards can be challenging for medical staff trying to treat a patient requiring a Bag Mask Ventilation (BMV) over their face. A BMV is used in emergency situations when patients require assistance to breathe. Facial hair reduces the ability to create an adequate seal on the patient’s face, making it...

In 2015, Audeara began as a startup co-founded by doctors Dr James Fielding and Dr Chris Jeffery and engineer Alex Afflick. Today (Tuesday 18 May 2021), Audeara listed on the ASX (ASX AUA).   The trading debut is an exciting milestone for the Brisbane-based hearing technology company that plans to expand internationally after its IPO.  When the company launched their...

𝗥𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝟰 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 (𝗠𝗜𝗤) 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻. Eligible SMEs can apply for grants between $50 000 and $2.5 million and will be reimbursed up to 50 per cent of the Eligible Project costs. Regional manufacturing projects with a value of...

We are delighted and proud to announce that Michael Buck IP has been named as a winner in the Beaton Consulting + Research Client Choice Awards 2021.  For the second year in a row we have won the Best Specialist IP & Related Services Firm (<$20m revenue) category.   Though it has...

We are pleased to announce that our firm has again been listed among the top Australian firms for trade mark prosecution and strategy in the 2021 World Trademark Review (WTR) WTR1000 list. This ranking reflects the continued dedication of our trade marks Attorneys, Kellie Jukkola, Associate...

IP Australia’s streamlined process to provide free extensions of time to customers impacted by COVID-19 continues. Australia's IP Office have advised that the deadline has been further extended until 28 February 2021. This period could be extended further, and IP Australia have said they will...

Applications for round 2 are now open for co-funding grants of between $100,000 and $1 million, up to 25 per cent of eligible project expenditure. This government initiative aims to assist Australian manufacturers to scale-up and improve their competitiveness and resilience by adopting new technologies. It...

Did you spend money on exporting or marketing your goods or services overseas last financial year? The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is an Australian Government financial assistance program providing export-ready small to medium businesses with financial assistance by reimbursing up to 50 per cent of eligible promotional expenses above $5,000 (provided that the total expenses...

IP Australia have amended their official fees for patents, trade marks, and designs after they sought public comment on their fee structure in 2019. A large portion of the fee changes are aimed at requests filed not using their preferred means systems i.e IP Australia...

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