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IPSANZ  Annual Conference

Gold Coast 8 – 10  September 2017














Alison McMillan will be attending the 31st Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) Annual Conference on the Gold Coast. This conference is an important annual event and brings together leading Intellectual Property law practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.  Guest presenters include Judges and practitioners from major overseas IP jurisdictions.

The meeting is spread over three days and covers a variety of subjects both domestic and international.



AIPPI World Congress 

Sydney, Australia – October 13-17, 2017 .












The world congress offers the chance for delegates from around the world to come together and not only discuss important developments in the world of Intellectual Property but also provides a great opportunity for networking, education and professional development.

Both Wayne Slater and Mark Metzeling will be attending the Annual World Congress of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), hosted this year in Sydney, Australia.

Mark has been appointed as the Australian panellist for the session “Funny, bad taste or out of order? Morality and public order in trademarks”, which is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2017 – 14:00-15:30

This panel session will canvass decisions refusing or invalidating trademarks on different grounds
across jurisdictions, illustrating differing cultural or religious values and exploring when
trademarks should be refused or invalidated on such grounds.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with either Wayne or Mark while they are in Sydney for the World Congress, please contact them at wslater@ipgateway.com.au or mark@ipgateway.com.au, respectively.



North Queensland Law Association Conference

Cairns – 24-26 May 2018


One of the main functions of the North Queensland Law Association is to organise an annual conference which alternates between Mackay, Townsville and Cairns each year. Each year, the elected President of the Association generally practices in the district where the conference will be held.

More details will be available as they are announced.