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...

As US trade marks holders will know, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires validation of trade marks at 6 and 10 years following registration.  This is achieved by lodging evidence showing that at least one item included in each class of the registration...

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...

[caption id="attachment_22885" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo by Josh Appel on Unsplash[/caption] A review of IPONZ official fees for patent, trade mark, and designs took place in 2018.  Whilst the review found that no changes were considered necessary for design services, last month changes to fees for trade mark and...

When a trade mark is filed for the first time in a Paris Convention member country and the applicant applies for protection in any of the other member countries within six months of the first filing, the subsequent applications will be treated as if they had been filed on...

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...

MBIP succeeds in revoking a granted patent by strategic use of re-examination   When clients come to us to determine the best options for challenging a granted Australian patent, different considerations come into play. A challenger must evaluate the cost involved, the level of participation and rates...

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