If you have received a request for payment for Trade Mark registration or renewal fees from a company that is not associated with us, please proceed with caution. Following the filing of a trade mark application, trade mark owners may be targeted by unscrupulous third parties...

You’ve turned a great idea into a product or service and have an amazing logo and business name. Now you’re considering registering a trade mark – wonderful idea!  With a trade mark registration, you’ll gain: Protection over your reputation As the owner of a registered trade mark,...

These days, there are plenty of cut-price options available to people who wish to file a DIY trade mark. Trade Marks Offices offer assisted filing services, and more online filing portals are popping up every day. While the question of cost is high on any...

Do I need a trade mark?  I already have a domain/business name/company name! People tend to have a pretty good feel for what a trade mark is – that part of a brand you can say or describe, for example a name (Nike®) or a logo...

Two new attorneys join MBIP as 2018 sees our firm expands to five patent and trade mark attorneys, and take up new residence in a bespoke office fit-out within of Brisbane’s Red Hill commercial precinct. With growth in our firm, our home of four years at...

Will Prowse has enjoyed a life time love of cricket, yet transitioning from player to coach brought the realisation that one of the hardest skills for a young batsman to learn is to hit the ball late and keep their shape post-contact. As a civil engineer,...

Crowdfunding is growing in popularity with around $US35 billion raised in 2015.  However, when maintaining the ‘unique’ and ‘new’ integrity of an invention, key rules need to be followed. The main problem with publicly disclosing a new and innovative product on a crowdfunding platform or...

From 23 February 2018 changes to the Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Marks attorneys ensure greater transparency of ownership of Australian patent attorney firms. The changes to the Code appear to be a significant reason for the absorption of two of Brisbane’s largest patent attorney...

Michael will be in Seattle to attend the 140thAnnual Meeting of the International Trademark Association in May, and will be available to meet during this time. The INTA meeting is the world’s largest and most widely attended trademark event, providing the opportunity for IP professionals to...

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