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As a specialist IP firm, we offer you a comprehensive range of services from conception to enforcement. Our mission is to identify, protect, manage and enforce your IP assets, creating an IP strategy that is in line with your commercial objectives.

With a strong reputation built on more than 125 years of experience, we manage our clients’ IP portfolios across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and South-East Asia, and globally through our network of trusted associate firms.

Latest news

The Patent Prosecution Highway gets more traffic

The European Patent Office (EPO) has commenced a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) three year pilot programme with the Malaysian and Philippines patent offices, starting 1 July 2017.

Applicants whose claims have been found allowable by the EPO, the Malaysian or Philippines patent offices can now request accelerated processing of their corresponding application at the other office. This development follows hot on the heels of the patent offices of New Zealand and Colombia joining the PPH framework.

Assignment cannot cure defect in trade mark application

It is important to think about who will use the trade mark. If a company will use the trade mark, generally speaking, it is best to file the application in the company’s name unless there is a good reason not to. One good reason not to is if it is intended that all trade marks be held in the name of a holding company that licenses the use of the trade marks to its subsidiaries.