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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 […]

Changes in Australian patent fees

Changes in Australian patent fees – 2 September 2016 IP Australia (Australia’s Patent Office) has recently confirmed that new patent fees will be applicable as of 10 October 2016 (see here). The changes include: slashing the fee for an international-type search (ITS) from A$2,200 to A$950; increasing the renewal fees payable on the 10th to […]

R&D tax incentives checklist

R&D tax incentives checklist – 9 August 2016 The ATO has issued a new checklist to help guide businesses on whether they are eligible for a research and development tax incentive. You can find it here: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Research-and-development-tax-incentive/Checklist-for-claiming-the-R-D-Tax-Incentive/ For innovating and exporting businesses looking for funding sources, check our funding page as a starting point: https://www.wadesonip.com.au/patent-attorney-services/patents/funding-grants-incentives-venture-capital/

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