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Michael Buck IP is an independent, Queensland owned and operated patent and trade mark attorney firm, based in Brisbane Australia. We help creative…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 10 Sep 2021

Stepping up from innovative to inventive

With the phase out of the innovation patent in Australia, inventors must now rely on a standard patent to protect their inventions. There are a few…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 5 Sep 2021

Latest developments relating to Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions in Australia

The Federal Court of Australia in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v Sandoz Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 947 has provided further guidance regarding patent term…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 31 Aug 2021

Pitfalls of relying on Australia’s “reasonable trial” grace period provisions -Lessons from a recent decision

A recent Full Court decision (Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Ltd v Quaker Chemical (Australasia) Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 65) has highlighted some of…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 27 Aug 2021

Australian Innovation Patents - going, going…but not entirely gone

As we wrote in our article earlier this year, the last day for applicants to file new, non-divisional applications for innovation patents was 25…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 30 Jul 2021

Geographical Indications - not just your average trade mark

If you have an appreciation for wining and dining, you are likely to be familiar with many names that are protected by Geographical Indications…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia, European Union | 27 Jul 2021

Why might an Australian Applicant consider nominating the Korean International Search Authority (KR-ISA)?

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international agreement that is administered by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) with the aim…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. | 16 Jul 2021

Acceptance Deadline Dilemmas - Don’t get caught out!

Aside from the invention itself, the deadlines for conducting certain acts or paying certain fees are the most important aspect of a patent…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 13 Jul 2021

The sun is setting on the innovation patent in Australia: Act now!

We are now just a little over six weeks away from the final day that applications for new innovation patents can be filed. After 25 August 2021, it…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 12 Jul 2021

Appearance is Everything: Protecting your IP with a Registered Design

If you’ve designed or developed something that looks unique it’s worthwhile considering how you can best profit from your efforts. Design protection…
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Michael Buck IP | Australia | 9 Jul 2021

Patents for Medical Methods Involving Devices & Equipment - the Australian Position

Procuring patent protection for new medical devices and equipment is well known and the legal principles for achieving such protection for novel and…
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