Alyssa Telfer named in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP 2019

We’re delighted to congratulate Alyssa Telfer on her inclusion in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP for 2019, which recognises the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms over the past year.   Alyssa has been a key member of POF’s electronics, physics and information …
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Patent box tax scheme – in Australia?

Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, recently indicated before a business audience in the UK that the Australian government was considering implementing a patent box tax scheme much like tax schemes adopted by other jurisdictions, most notably, the UK, France, Ireland, Switzerland, the BeNeLux countries and China. While implementation of a patent box tax scheme in Australia is …
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Proudly sponsoring the 2019 Graeme Clark Oration

Today marks the annual Graeme Clark Oration, of which POF is very proud to be a long standing sponsor. The Oration informs the community about scientific advances in health and medical research, delivered by recognised global leaders in their field. This year the Oration will be delivered by Professor Timothy Denison from the University of …
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Brazil joins Madrid System

Brazil has become the latest member of the Madrid System. From 2 October this year, Australian trade mark owners will be able to seek protection in Brazil when filing an application for international registration using the Madrid System. The Madrid System enables trade mark owners to file a single international trade mark application to seek …
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AU-EP Patent Prosecution Highway Extended

Following a successful three-year trial, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Australian Patent Office (IP Australia) have agreed to extend the bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program between them for a further three years. This bilateral PPH pilot program enables applicants with either an accepted (or granted) patent application in Europe or Australia, …
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