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Colour marks: planning ahead for trade mark registration
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • December 6 2017

Generic colours can never be trade marks, for example red for cola beverages or yellow for printed directories. Descriptive colours


Proposed abolition of Australian Innovation Patent
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • December 1 2017

Draft legislation is underway to commence the phasing out of the Australian innovation patent. The draft legislation follows the government response


Brews & Brands - Registering and protecting your trade marks overseas
  • FB Rice
  • Australia, European Union
  • September 25 2017

As far as work conferences go, I have to say that the Australian Craft Brewers Conference held by the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) in


New Zealand joins the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH)
  • FB Rice
  • New Zealand
  • July 19 2017

On 6 July 2017, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) became the latest member to join the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH


Patentability of software inventions
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • June 7 2017

This is the first part of a two-part series and deals with the current state of software patents. The second part will provide our prediction on where


Two new Administrative Appeal Tribunal cases shed light on eligibility of R&D activities and claimants
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • June 6 2017

The past eighteen months have seen increasing uncertainty regarding the R&D Tax Incentive program in Australia. In March we wrote about the R&D Tax


Best method: the New Act
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 22 2017

Any applicant for patent protection in Australia must disclose the best method for performing the invention known to it at the time of filing a


No news is good news - Budget 201718 and the R&D tax incentive
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 10 2017

Last night’s Federal Budget reading by Treasurer Scott Morrison was greeted with a sigh of relief from Australia’s innovative companies. For months


Timely review of the Conflict of Interest Provisions in the Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • FB Rice
  • New Zealand, Australia
  • April 21 2017

In February 2017, the long awaited agreement between the Australian and New Zealand governments to standardize the regulation of the patent attorney


The Australian National Science Statement - A plan for a plan?
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • April 6 2017

The Australian Government has released the National Science Statement setting out its long term vision and objectives for Australian science as part