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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.

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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.

Captain Cook’s paradise on earth gets PBR protection

As of 1 July 2017, it’s not just cows that have a right of way on Norfolk Island, the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (PBR Act) now applies.  As part of the Government’s commitment to providing the residents of the island with the same rights and responsibilities as people in the rest of Australia, PBR joins Australia’s other IP systems that have long applied in Norfolk Island.