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

Xenith IP interview with CommSec

Craig Dower, CEO of Xenith IP Group talks with Tom Piotrowski from the Commonwealth Bank’s investor website Commsec. Craig outlines Xenith IP’s position in the market and the central importance of IP protection for a growing local economy. Craig discusses the Australian IP industry, our technology transformation program and Xenith IP’s growth into Asia.  

Congratulations to Finisar Australia

Shelston IP congratulates its valued client Finisar Australia on being the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation. The team at Finisar, which included Dr Simon Poole, Mr Andrew Bartos, Dr Glenn Baxter and Dr Steven Frisken, were awarded the prize at a ceremony on 17 October 2018 for their development of wavelength selective

Pat-INFORMED: A powerful new searching tool, but don’t be left Part-INFORMED

A new database has been launched with the principal purpose of providing easily accessible and understandable information about the patent status of a specific medicine in a particular country, by identifying key patents related to the medicine worldwide.   This database is meant to have all this information in a single place, and to complement

Indonesian Patent Office gets tough on unpaid fees

In most jurisdictions, it is possible simply to abandon a patent or application by not paying the required maintenance fees, which are generally due annually.   If the fee is not paid by the due date, the case is deemed to be abandoned and the matter is closed.   However, the Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual

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