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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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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Look Before You Leap – Conducting an Australian Trade Mark Search

By Michelle Conomos   Zoe Foster Blake, the Aussie author of a relationship book and app, Break-Up Boss, has recently made headlines after being forced to recall her ‘Break-Up Boss’ merchandise from sale.  The merchandise was recalled upon learning that a ‘very well-known international fashion brand’ already had trade mark rights to the word BOSS. […]

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