Can you patent an idea?

We often get asked whether or not you can patent an idea.  While the question may seem simple, to be able to answer it correctly generally requires more detailed consideration, not least because different people often have different views as to what constitutes an idea. Before jumping into some examples, however, it is useful to give […]

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Patent attorneys in Australia (and indeed those with patents and pending patent applications in Australia) will be eagerly awaiting the outcome of the upcoming appeal before the Full Federal Court of Australia in the case of Commissioner of Patents V Rokt Pte Ltd, the hearing of which is scheduled to be held on 10-11 February […]

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New Wolters Kluwer Publication

Design rights functionality and scope of protection around the world Wolters Kluwer is publishing a new book on functionality in design rights in the major jurisdictions around the world. Our Wayne Slater has been appointed to co-author the chapter on Australian designs law. This appointment confirm the prominent place that IP Gateway enjoys in the […]

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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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