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AIPPI 2019 in London – Come ride with me!

AIPPI 2019 London Tour invitation

 

13 September – Countryside Cruise

Long Wal;k Windsor CastleAll day ride – Friday

(Two days before AIPPI 2019)

This will be a fun day to see the countryside rather than just crank out kilometers.

The route is still to be confirmed and suggestions are welcome.

The current plan is:

  • the Deer Park – Richmond Park loop;
  • meeting at 7.30 am (for 8.00 am start) at On Your Bike (The Vaults, Montague Close, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA); for a total of
  • about 120 km including the additional distance to and from the bike shop.

I have hired a bike and am told:

  • Deluxe means TREK with aluminium frame, carbon fork and 105 groupset; and
  • Super Deluxe means TREK with full carbon and Ultegra.

Electric bikes are available from the same shop.

Suggested jersey for the day.

 

14 SEPTEMBER – GUIDED CITY SIGHTSEEING

These rides suit all abilities. Easy rides to explore London before the business of AIPPI 2019 begins.

Bukinham PalaceMorning ride – Saturday

(The day before AIPPI 2019)

Grand London Bike Tour

Meeting point is the entrance to the Train Platform Numbers 1&2 inside Waterloo train station. Waterloo Station is ABOVE the underground station.

 

10.15 am for 10.30 am departure. 3.5 hour ride with no climbs, rated ‘easy’.

Sights include

  • London Eye
  • Big Ben
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Horse Guards’ Parade
  • Cycle over the River Thames twice
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Benjamin Franklin’s Residence
  • Banksy’s legal street art tunnel
  • Statue to Hodge & Casper the cats
  • Covent Garden
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

 

Tower Bridge LondonAfternoon ride – Saturday

(The day before AIPPI 2019)

Secret London Bike Tour

Meeting point is the entrance to the Train Platform Numbers 1&2 inside Waterloo train station. Waterloo Station is ABOVE the underground station.

 

2.45 pm for 3.00 pm departure. 3.5 hour ride with no climbs, rated ‘moderate’.

Sights Include

  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Diagon Alley & Leaky Cauldron from Harry Potter film
  • Cycle alongside a Hidden Canal
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • World Famous Street Art
  • Bike over the Thames on two occasions
  • Bank of England
  • A Central London Marina
  • Brick Lane
  • The Double Decker Bus’ ‘Leap of Faith’!
  • Bell Foundry of Liberty Bell infamy!
  • Old London Docks

I hope to see you there. Please drop me a line to let me know you’re coming.

Other rides

Costs plummet to get a trade mark in Canada and Brazil

Get a trade mark in Canada and Brazil photo of flags mountains

 

CANADA

Costs to get a trade mark in Canada recently plummeted. We also expect the time taken to registration of a trade mark in Canada for Australian early stage exporters to fall. New laws changed the requirements for registration, and also permit trade mark registration via the same system used to apply for protection in many other countries.

Canada’s new trade mark laws allowed it to join the Madrid Protocol International Registration system. Making a single application covering many countries is far cheaper than an application per country.

This change to trade marks in Canada has been much anticipated, but long delayed.

We expect savings of thousands of dollars per Canadian trade mark application. Most applications will no longer need help from a Canadian attorney.  Even for more complex cases, the new laws avoid expensive requirements under the old laws.

For example, making a Declaration of Use of the trade mark in Canada is no longer essential for registration. This avoids paying for years of extra time to start using the trade mark in Canada.

BRAZIL

Brazil also joins the Madrid Protocol International Registration system, on 2 October 2019. Costs will be significantly reduced. We also expect much faster processing of trade mark applications.

The international registration system allows the examiner in each country only 18 months to object to a trade mark application. This has noticeably improved time frames for many countries.

To discuss trade mark protection in Canada, Brazil or elsewhere please contact us at any time.  Our expert trade mark attorneys have many years experience assisting clients to protect their trade mark rights internationally.

Further reading

Wadeson turns 10!

Many thanks to our wonderful clients and business partners

 

 

Many thanks to our wonderful clients and business partners for supporting us over the past 10 years.

Wadeson started with one woman and a vision of a vibrant, modern attorney firm providing inspired advice and outstanding service.

From one woman and a vision in 2009, we have grown to a staff of seven with a collective 140 years’ experience in Australian intellectual property. We remain proudly independent and 100% committed to our clients and our original vision.

Efficient workflows, robust business systems, experienced professionals and a fabulous business culture allow us to provide unparalleled responsiveness. We make Australian IP easy for our local clients and foreign instructors. Our professionals are pragmatic lateral thinkers who love nothing more than to craft a bespoke patent strategy when you need your Australian IP to perform.

 

Further reading

Innovation into Profit: Dandenong Seminar

Another great success at this year’s first Innovation Into Profit seminar, held at the City of Greater Dandenong council chambers.

Patent attorney Ben Mott spoke about patents, along with Mal Clark – @AMTIL (The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited), Dr. Kevin Thomson – CSIRO, Ron Mack – AusIndustry, Belinda Sigismundi – Macpherson Kelley, and Dr Rita Choueiri and Liz Smith, FCA, F Fin, MBA, GAICD, CFE both of William Buck, who delivered great information on research and development funding, idea protection and programs to support the manufacturing industry.

Many thanks to The City of Greater Dandenong SEBNDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science Business Entrepreneurs Programme and William Buck for their support.

Entrepreneur’s Programme: Melbourne Seminar 17 October 2018

Ben Mott again presented at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Business Entrepreneurs’ Programme this morning. Great information on research and development funding, prototyping, idea protection and programs to support the manufacturing industry was also delivered by David MenziesOuterspace Design , Mal Clark – @AMTIL (The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited), Dr. Kevin Thomson – CSIRO, Ron Mack – AusIndustry, Belinda Sigismundi – Macpherson Kelley, and Dr Rita Choueiri and Liz Smith, FCA, F Fin, MBA, GAICD, CFE both of William Buck. Many thanks to www.business.gov.au Business Entrepreneurs Programme and William Buck for their support.

AIPPI World Congress in Cancun, Mexico

I am attending the AIPPI World Congress in Cancun, Mexico, 23 to 26 September 2018, and would be very pleased to meet you there.

If you are attending, kindly send us an email with times you may be available for a discussion.

I look forward to meeting you soon in Cancun!

 

 

Business Entrepreneurs

Our very own Ben Mott presenting to an engaged audience yesterday! 

A jam-packed session with presentations from Mal ClarkAMTIL (The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited), Dr. Kevin Thomson, CSIRO, Ron Mack AusIndustry, Georgia Davies-JacksonMacpherson Kelley,   Adrian CrouchProcept and Dr Rita Choueiri and Liz Smith both of William Buck

Many thanks to William Buck for hosting the event and www.business.gov.au Business Entrepreneurs Programme for its support.

Entrepreneur’s Programme: Melbourne Seminar 2 August 2018

Innovation into profit program

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.

Topics covered include:

  • Patents,  designs & trade marks – pros, cons & costs
  • Confidentiality and Protecting your Trade Secrets
  • How to maximise the value of your business
  • Lessons from experience at the coal face
  • Using  R&D and Export Market Development  grant to boost your business
  • Other Government  support  programmes

For more information on this free workshop please contact Mal Clark on 0428 328 228

or register online:   REGISTER NOW

register now https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/innovation-into-profit-program-registration-47757137885

News from Wadeson – We’ve restructured

We have restructured

As of 27 February 2018, Wadeson is Wadeson IP Pty Ltd (t/a Wadeson). Wadeson IP Pty Ltd is an Australian privately held company. We remain proudly independent.

What it means for you

Our next invoice will have our new bank account details. Otherwise, the restructure is unlikely to affect you.

Formalities

The Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2018 (the Code) requires us to confirm that:

  1. Belinda Wadeson is a registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney;
  2. Ben Mott is a registered Patent Attorney;
  3. Belinda Wadeson and Ben Mott have the appropriate competencies for the work they take on; and
  4. we are bound by the Code.

Details

Wadeson IP Pty Ltd has replaced the former practice and will act as the new provider of patent and trade mark services for existing clients.

  • All documents and records have been transferred to Wadeson IP Pty Ltd.
  • Any funds held on your account are transferred to Wadeson IP Pty Ltd and held on account for you.
  • Relatively minor amendments to our Terms of Service have been made and can be reviewed here. We do not consider them remarkable.
  • Your continued instructions will be taken as acceptance of the updated Terms of Service and to appoint Wadeson IP Pty Ltd to act as the new provider of patent and/or trade mark services to clients.
  • Our contact details are unchanged.
  • No action is needed by you, other than updating your supplier records with our new company and banking details.

Thank you for your support

Please let us know if anything further would be helpful.

 

Australia and New Zealand are now using the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification for Trade Marks

Australia and New Zealand are now using the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification for Trade Marks – 3 January 2017

The 11th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) came into force in both Australia and New Zealand on 1 January 2017.

IPAU (the Intellectual Property Office of Australia) and IPONZ (the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand) have advised specifications of goods and services for trade mark applications must now be filed in accordance with the new Nice Classification.