Further consolidation of Australia’s IP landscape

8 September 2021 marked a significant event in the Australian patent and trademark attorney profession, with the announcement of the imminent integration of Shelston IP into Spruson & Ferguson. The Shelston brand – one of Australia’s oldest – will be retired. Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick remains a privately owned business, even after being in operation for …
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Is DAS. Is good.

The DAS stores electronic Certified Copies of Priority Documents and allows retrieval of these documents by certain patent offices via a DAS code. The service is most relevant to applicants who file complete (i.e. Paris convention) patents and designs (and to a lesser extent trade marks). For a long time, DAS wasn’t useful as not a lot of countries were party to it or accepted …
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Congratulations to our new Senior Associate

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jacqueline Leong to the position of Senior Associate, effective from 1 September 2021. This promotion is a significant milestone that recognises Jacqueline’s exceptional work, client service, and leadership. Prior to joining POF, Jacqueline worked as a trade mark solicitor in the intellectual property department of one of …
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POF recognised as a leading firm in MIP IP Stars Awards 2021

We are delighted that POF has been recognised as a top Australian IP firm in the MIP IP Stars Awards for 2021, achieving the following awards: ‘Trans-Tasman IP Firm of the Year’; ‘Trademark (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) Firm of the Year’; and  the Australia ‘Impact Case of the Year award’ for our work in …
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IDAHOBIT 2021

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is on 17 May.  It celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.  This year’s theme is Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing! The powerful theme was chosen due to the recent challenges that the world has faced this past year. …
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