POF’s virtual trivia: a fun and festive event for charity

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for so many Australians. For this reason, we decided to host a virtual client event for charity in place of our usual festive season celebrations. We invited our clients to attend a virtual trivia event, where the top three teams received prizes in the form of a financial amount to …
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POFL Associate Alexis Keating takes home the IPTA Trade Mark Prize 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Alexis Keating has won the IPTA Trade Mark Prize for 2020. Now in its second year, the prize is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated excellence in the academic subjects leading to qualification as a trade marks attorney, and who has shown the potential to make substantial contributions to …
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IP Australia extends COVID-19 extensions of time to 31 January 2021

As noted in our previous blog post, IP Australia introduced a new streamlined process for extension of time requests for Applicants impacted by COVID-19. These arrangements have now been extended until at least 31 January 2021. IP Australia are also allowing a further streamlined COVID-19 extension even if you have previously received an extension. By way of reminder, extension of time is available to …
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POF practitioners recognised as Rising Stars – MIP IP Stars Awards 2020

We’re proud to announce that POF attorneys Michelle Blythe, Helen McFadzean, and  Dr Annabella Newton  have been named among this year’s Rising Stars in the IP Stars awards. This is a fantastic achievement for Michelle, Helen and Bella, and we’d like to congratulate them on their win. Each year IP Stars research analysts receive and …
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IP Australia extends COVID-19 extensions of time to 30 November 2020

As noted in our previous blog post, IP Australia introduced a new streamlined process for extension of time requests for Applicants impacted by COVID-19.  These arrangements have now been extended until at least 30 November 2020. IP Australia are also allowing a further streamlined COVID-19 extension even if you have previously received an extension.   By way of reminder, extension of time is available …
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Australian High Court refuses to hear Rokt software patent appeal

The High Court of Australia has dismissed an application for special leave to appeal from the Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd 1 of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia. As we have previously indicated, the law relating to the patentability of computer-implemented inventions is beginning to look settled in Australia by the decisions in Encompass …
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IP Australia extends COVID-19 extensions of time to 31 October 2020

As noted in our previous blog post, IP Australia introduced a new streamlined process for extension of time requests for Applicants impacted by COVID-19.  These arrangements have now been extended until at least 31 October 2020. IP Australia are also allowing a further streamlined COVID-19 extension even if you have previously received an extension.   By way of reminder, extension of time is available …
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