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Meet with us at AIPPI Sydney!

Meet with us at AIPPI Sydney! We are attending the AIPPI World Congress in Sydney, 13-17 October 2017, and would be very pleased to meet you there. If you are attending, kindly send us an email with times you may be available, or if you prefer, follow this link to schedule a time online. We […]

New Zealand and the GPPH – Multinational efficiencies

New Zealand and the GPPH – Multinational efficiencies – 21 July 2017 On 6 July 2017, New Zealand joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot programme. Under the GPPH, an applicant can speed up examination of its application in a GPPH-participating country if claims of a corresponding application have been allowed in another GPPH-participating […]

Not many 10 year olds are inventing medical devices…

Not many 10 year olds are inventing medical devices… 19 April 2017 Not many 10 year olds are inventing medical devices, much less attracting international attention for it. Bridgette Veneris is no ordinary 10 year old. Bridgette is the inspiration for the ABC’s headline Melbourne girl NASA-bound after creating bandage dispenser while undergoing chemotherapy. Whilst […]

Patent attorney takes (another) swing for charity

Patent attorney takes a swing for charity – 27 February 2017 We are proud supporters the City of Greater Dandenong’s industry golf day, “Take a Swing for Charity”. Every year the City of Greater Dandenong organises a golf day for those heading up the region’s manufacturers and other businesses to get together. The day is […]

Wadeson holiday closure period

WADESON HOLIDAY CLOSURE PERIOD 23 December 2016 to 2 January 2017 Our offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday season, starting Friday, 23 December 2016 and re-opening on Tuesday, 3 January 2017. All deadlines falling in the period Saturday, 24 December 2016 to Monday, 2 January 2017 will automatically be extended to Tuesday, 3 […]

Australian Trade Marks Attorney not always required

Australian Trade Marks Attorney not always required – 17 October 2016 Provisional refusal of International Trade Mark Registrations With a recent drop in trade mark official filing fees, designating Australia in an international registration under the Madrid Protocol just became 40% less expensive. With a 13% drop in the Australian dollar against the US dollar […]

Australian design registration to a mechanical product succeeds

Australian design registration to a mechanical product succeeds – 29 September 2016 Design registrations are the Australian equivalents of design patents. They provide protection against imitators defined in terms of the overall visual impression of a product. In a recent decision [1] of the Federal Court, an Australian company successfully enforced its Australian design registration […]

More good news on Australian Patent Office fees

More good news on Australian Patent Office fees – 23 September 2016 Earlier this month we reported (here) that IP Australia (Australia’s Patent Office) had slashed its fees in connection international-type searches (ITSs). Earlier today, IP Australia, through their regular What’s new at IP Australia email, drew attention to a further positive development. As in […]

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