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The fate of Australia’s innovation patent – it’s like the death penalty for jaywalking

This article was recently re-published in Practical Law Australia, by Thomson Reuters Legal.  A copy of the re-published article can be found here. Australia’s second-tier innovation patent system is presently on death row. With all appeal avenues seemingly now exhausted, we ask the question – albeit somewhat academically, as to whether it necessarily has to

A ‘best practice’ approach to IP management – why it’s a good idea to consolidate your IP under one roof

We handle the intellectual property (IP) portfolios for a diverse range of clients, many of whom are large multinationals. Their IP portfolios typically include all forms of registrable rights – patents, trademarks and designs. We also often find that certain clients have many IP service providers, each of which handle one or more of those

Xenith IP Group responds to Australian Senate Economics Legislation Committee inquiry

Xenith IP Group has responded to an inquiry currently underway by the Australian Senate Economics Legislation Committee, which is considering changes to the Federal Government’s R&D tax incentive regime.  These changes are contained in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018. The

Shelston IP will attend APAA 2018

Shelston IP will be attending the APAA Conference in New Delhi, India from 17-21 November 2018. Paul Harrison, Greg Whitehead and Kieran Williams look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to set up a meeting do not hesitate to contact our team below.  

Possibility of “no deal Brexit”- European Trade Marks

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019. In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal being reached, the UK Government has provided some guidance on how trade mark rights will be affected.   EU Trade Mark Registrations For existing national EU trade mark registrations, the UK Government

EMDG fraud sees an applicant receive a suspended jail sentence

The former principal of an educational institution received a suspended five year jail sentence and was ordered to repay the $46,486 in EMDG grant money received due to fraudulent information being provided during an EMDG audit.   As any EMDG applicants be will be aware, the EMDG program is heavily audited with thorough reviews conducted

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