Whether you have been trading for 12 months or 12 years, most businesses will have some form of intellectual property (IP). It is a good idea to conduct an IP audit where you review your current IP assets and their status. An IP audit can help...

Fuel market leader Caltex Australia has announced it will be rebranding its outlets in Australia over a three-year period following the breakdown of a licence agreement with US oil giant Chevron. Chevron was a 50% shareholder in Caltex and notified the company of the licensing agreement’s...

A battle over naming rights may mean Mexican food giant Taco Bell will be forced to abandon plans to expand into Australia. The American-owned fast food chain had planned to open 100 stores throughout Australia (and New Zealand) over the next five years following the success...

Application deadlines for the following two grants fall in December 2019. Social Enterprise Grants Program The aim of the Social Enterprise Grants Program is to provide funding to enable social enterprises to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing and growing their...

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on our mental wellbeing.  We are fortunate to work with clients who not only encourage good mental health in their workplaces but have made it their mission to improve and actively promote mental...

MBIP have traveled abroad to attend several key intellectual property conferences this year, and this month our Australian attorneys will be attending another two major IP events. Michael Buck (Principal) will be travelling to Vienna, Austria to attend the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle's...

Body Organics is a multidisciplinary health care practice that has grown considerably since Carla Mullins opened the first Pilates & Healing Centre studio in 2002. Today, Body Organics offers a range of health services, from Pilates to physiotherapy, musculoskeletal therapy, myotherapy, acupuncture and podiatry –...

MBIP now ranks among the top ten ranking PCT filers in Australia for the period of January 2018 to December 2018. Since no information about PCT filings is available until eighteen months from the earliest priority date this information has only now become available. This...

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