Update: New extended deadline of 31 October 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19

IP Australia is providing free extensions of time of up to three months if a deadline cannot be met due to the effects of COVID-19.  The period for requesting such an extension has now been extended until 31 October 2020.  Depending on the ongoing impact of the pandemic, both in Australia and overseas, this period

Update: New extended deadline of 30 September 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19

IP Australia is providing free extensions of time of up to three months if a deadline cannot be met due to the effects of COVID-19.  The period for requesting such an extension has now been extended until 30 September 2020.  Depending on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, both in Australia and overseas, this

Update: New extended deadline of 31 August 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19

Initially, in April 2020, IP Australia announced that free extensions of time of up to three months could be requested until 31 May 2020 when a deadline could not be met due to the effects of COVID-19.  We are pleased to report that this period has now been extended until 31 August 2020.  Depending on

IP Australia extends period for requesting extensions of time for deadlines which cannot be met due to COVID-19

New extended deadline of 31 July 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19.   Initially, in April 2020, IP Australia announced that free extensions of time of up to three months could be requested until 31 May 2020 when a deadline could not be

Ride2Work Day: What role has intellectual property played in the success of the Brompton folding bike?

It’s that time of the year again: it’s National Ride2Work Day (Wednesday 17 October 2018). With this in mind, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show my appreciation for my favourite way to travel to work: the Brompton folding bicycle. I take a brief look at the bike and the role of intellectual property

Welcome to Shelston IP’s Australian Registered Designs Handbook

The Australian registered designs system provides a fast and efficient mechanism for innovative companies to secure a monopoly for the visual appearance of commercially valuable products.  Arguably, the Australian registered designs system is somewhat underutilised by those companies who would most benefit from its features.   To assist innovative companies in gaining a better understanding

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