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...

[caption id="attachment_24970" align="alignleft" width="345"] Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash[/caption] “We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson         [vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_separator type="normal"]What does...

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...

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...

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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