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Intellectual Property and climate change-a great debate

What is the connection here? You may well ask. It is that the Australian Government has implemented a fast-track for patents about renewable energy or other environmental technology. It follows recent moves of the same type in the US and UK.

SHE’ll be right – remembering trade marks in business acquisitions

Your registered trade mark is a valuable business asset which can be assigned in the sale of a business. Trade marks must be renewed every 10 years. Following a recent Trade Marks Office decision, MST clients are advised to review and monitor when trade marks purchased in a business acquisition are due for renewal.

Custom(s)-eyes your brand

The importation of counterfeit goods into Australia is an increasing issue for brand owners. CHANEL® has been able to take successfully restrict the entry of unauthorised sunglasses into Australia.

Fixed fee trade marks

MST launches its fixed fee trade mark products for registration of Australian trade marks.