Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

POF is delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day and the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. As a firm committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion, we’re proud to #BalanceforBetter and to stand for a more gender-balanced world, starting in our own workplace. As part of our celebrations, POF …
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Piloting a different kind of search program

The IP5 Offices’ third Collaborative Search & Examination pilot program, which launched on 1 July 2018, is now well underway. As we’ve previously reported, the pilot program is an exciting initiative that has the potential to provide PCT applicants with more globally focused insight into the patentability of their invention at a very early stage …
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Building a gender-balanced world #IWD2019

The theme of International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter, and is all about building a more gender-balanced world. There’s no better time than now to talk about the role that everyone can play in supporting the benefits of a gender-balanced workforce. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political …
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Unjustified threats riskier than ever

On 24 February 2019, a suite of changes to key IP legislation came into effect, pursuant to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018. This Act amends the Trade Marks, Patents, Designs and Plant Breeder’s Rights Acts. Rights holders are cautioned that additional damages are now available …
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POF welcomes new Senior Associate and fintech specialist, Matthew Ford

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is delighted to welcome our newest Senior Associate, Matthew Ford, who has recently joined the Electronics, Physics and IT (EPIT) Team in our Sydney office. Matthew has a first class honours degree in physics, majoring in photonics and has over 10 years of experience in the IP field. He practices in the …
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POF ranked tier 1 prosecution and strategy firm in WTR 1000

We are pleased to announce that POF has once again been listed as Tier 1 in ‘Prosecution and Strategy’ in the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) for 2019. The WTR is a globally renowned guide that shines a spotlight on firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in trade mark development, prosecution and enforcement. Firms …
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POF named Lexology Thought Leader

We’re proud to announce that POF has been named Lexology’s exclusive ‘Thought Leader’ for IP in Australasia, recognizing the performance of Inspired – the POF Blog throughout Q4 of 2018! Lexology’s awards are chosen by measuring the number of reads, and the overall readership score that Lexology assigns to each article in that quarter. This …
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