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

Intellectual property – strategic use and management in the resources sector

A strong IP strategy is a vital part of any business, especially in the resources sector where innovation has historically provided key competitive advantages   Dr Michael Zammit, and Scott Philp, Shelston IP Senior Associates, provide insights into the strategic role of IP for entities operating in the resources sector. To read the full article,

Taylor Swift’s sick trade marks

Taylor Swift recently applied for various US trade marks including This Sick Beat, generating a storm of protest in the process. The famous Ms Swift is one of the most popular country and pop music singers in the US, and indeed the world. The phrase “this sick beat” comes from her recent chart-topping song Shake

Best Australian trade mark cases of 2013-2014

In 2013 the Federal Court of Australia has provided useful guidance on some key aspects of trade mark infringement and protection including: how registrability of trade marks consisting of foreign language words should be assessed (but stay tuned because this case has now gone to the High Court) the Court’s attitude to survey evidence (don’t

Trade mark filing fees increase

In May 2012, Shelston IP reported on various official fee increases for trade mark matters. Some of those increases will come into effect on 1 October 2012: Item (per class) Current Fee Fee from 1 October 2012 Electronic application – no pick list $160 $200 Electronic application – with pick list $120 $120 Electronic Series Trade Mark