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...

In light of the continuing global impact of COVID-19, we wanted to keep clients and Associates updated on changes that may affect IP rights. Since the first IP office was disrupted by the COVID-19 coronavirus earlier this year, some IP Offices have taken steps to...

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognise the importance of women in innovation and reflect on the many devices and everyday items invented and patented by women. Here are just a few of the many talented women whose contributions have improved the way we...

Michael Buck IP (MBIP) is very excited to announce that our firm has been selected as a finalist in this year's beaton Client Choice Awards 2020 – Specialist IP & Related Services < $20m revenue category. It is the most comprehensive survey within the Australian professional...

  Last week we communicated here that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a new examination guide that was due to be effective as of 15 February 2020. USPTO faced criticism that its new rules would put users at risk, especially around privacy and a potential...

We are very proud to be included on the 2020 World Trademark Review WTR1000 list of top Australian firms for trade mark prosecution and strategy.Our firm’s ranking is an acknowledgement of the exceptional service and trade mark expertise our team has consistently been providing. Congratulations to...

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