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The demise of the innovation patent confirmed

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The demise of the innovation patent has been confirmed and a date has been set. Described by IP Australia as a ‘phase out’, innovation patent applications can still be filed but must benefit from an Australian non-provisional filing date (e.g. international filing date) no later than 25 August 2021; e.g. divisional patent applications for innovation […]

Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19 (further update)

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Three-month extensions of time for COVID-19 related delays are now freely available for most Australian patent and trade mark deadlines. Deadlines that cannot be met due to COVID-19 related ‘circumstances beyond the control of the person’ can now be extended with a simple electronic request via an electronic portal and without official fees. Justifying the […]

Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19 (update)

Extending Australian Patent And Trade Mark Deadlines Amid COVID-19 update 1

Three-month extensions of time for COVID-19 related delays are now freely available for most Australian patent and trade mark deadlines. For now, IP Australia (the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office) has: provided standard text to be used in support of requests for extension of time; agreed to refund the usual $100 per month extension […]

Extending Australian patent and trade mark deadlines amid COVID-19

Extending Australian patent & trade mark deadlines

(See here for more updated information) IP Australia (the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office) has not yet announced any measures specific to COVID-19. Fortunately, most* Australian patent and trade mark deadlines can be extended if they are missed, or cannot be met, “because of: a)  an error or omission by the person concerned or […]

Business as usual at Wadeson

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Here at Wadeson, it’s business as usual as we remain fully operational during the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. All principals and staff now have remote working capability, and we have the systems and processes in place to provide continued service and support to all our clients and associates throughout this difficult time. Rest assured that all […]

Innovation into Profit Program

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A series of experts discuss the route from a new idea to a commercial return and the tools available to make it easier and improve the prospects of success. View the flyer Learn more Attend the event (free) Register Here Event Details 17 MARCH 2020 William Buck Level 20, 181 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 […]

Taking another swing for charity

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We are again proud supporters of the City of Greater Dandenong’s ‘Take a Swing for Charity‘ golf day. Every year the City of Greater Dandenong, through its business networking unit South East Business Networks (SEBN), and together with key corporate sponsors, holds an annual afternoon of golf followed by dinner and a charity auction to […]

We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy holiday season.

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Thank you for your continued support over the last year. We value it highly. Best regards Belinda Wadeson and Ben Mott Holiday opening hours Our offices will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020. Any urgent matters will be attended to over the holiday period. Please ensure […]

New Zealand patent fees to increase in 2020

New Zealand Patent Fee increase.

New excess claim fees and how to avoid them The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has announced significant patent fee increases to take effect in 2020 as detailed here. Most of the changes take effect 13 February 2020, although the new maintenance and renewal fee rates apply to fees due on or after […]

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