NEW ZEALAND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE FEE CHANGES

From 13 February 2020 the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ) will make significant changes to official fees for Patents and Trademarks.  These changes are summarised below. Patent Fees Patent Examination Fees The official fee for requesting examination will increase by 50% from $500 to $750.  The fee will apply to requests for examination or […]

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IP Stars 2019 Awards

IP Gateway as a firm and also the attorneys within the firm have been acknowledged in the 2019 IP Stars ranking for the Asia Pacific region. This year the firm has again been recognised in the fields of Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution. The MIP awards are recognised as the benchmark in the IP industry […]

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Upcoming Events for IP Gateway

AIPPI conference in London 14-18  September 2019 Wayne Slater will be attending the upcoming AIPPI conference in London on behalf of our firm. Wayne is a member of the AIPPI standing committee on designs and will also be taking the opportunity to meet the UK clients of the firm. This year the world Congress for […]

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BIO International Convention 2019 Philadelphia. – It Starts with One.

The annual BIO International Convention for 2019 will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia where Jack King-Scott will be one of more than 16,000 attendees from 67 countries. The delegates will gather together for unique opportunities for education and networking with some of the global leaders in biotech, pharma and life science. IP Gateway […]

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IP GATEWAY WELCOMES MATT LORD TO THE FIRM

IP Gateway is delighted to announce that Matthew (Matt) Lord, a well-known Brisbane Patent Attorney, has joined the firm as of March this year. He joins a growing team of dynamic and experienced patent attorneys that continues to make its mark on the Brisbane and Australian IP market. Matt is a Registered Patent and Trade […]

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DEVELOPMENTS TO THE BEST METHOD REQUIREMENT IN AUSTRALIA

By Dr Tim Fitzgerald We have previously advised on a significant issue under Australian divisional practice, stemming from demanding ‘best method’ requirements in this jurisdiction. Here we provide an important update in this respect. By way of background, similar to the ‘best mode’ provision in the US, it is a requirement under Australian law that […]

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