IP Insights

Why Your Mark Keeps You Alive

Why Your Mark Keeps You Alive

You live and die by your name.  Well at least commercially.  Consumers may not know who you are but they…

Making Life Easier to Register Patents and Trademarks in Australia and New Zealand

Making Life Easier to Register Patents and Trademarks in Australia and New Zealand

15 years ago, Wynnes opened the doors to the IP world.  During this time, we have met and worked with…

Our Passion for the Innovation Revolution

Our Passion for the Innovation Revolution

Imagine a world where you are the first person to see what exciting new inventions will be made public.  15…

Protecting your Trade Mark at the Border

Protecting your Trade Mark at the Border

IP STRATEGIES FOR AUSTRALIA Introduction Infringing and imitation (counterfeit) goods diminish the value of legitimate goods of a trade mark…

Are your Trade Marks Under our Watchful Eye?

Are your Trade Marks Under our Watchful Eye?

Monitoring your trade mark to guard against copiers and unauthorized users is required to ensure that the integrity of your…

Realise Your Dreams

Everyone has a dream hidden within them and is an integral part of the identity of that person.  The dream…

SCAMMERS PREYING ON INVENTORS

With the enthusiasm associated with developing an invention and preparing to take it to market, some inventors fall prey to…

PATENT PROTECTION FOR CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INVENTIONS

PATENT PROTECTION FOR CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INVENTIONS

CLAIMING CONVENTION TM PRIORITY IN NEW ZEALAND

The New Zealand Trade Marks Act 2002 (the Act) allows for a person to claim convention priority from an earlier…

APPLICANT BE AWARE

Applicant Be Aware: New Zealand Divisional Patent Applications Must Be Filed By The Date On Which A Notice Of Acceptance…

LIVING BREATHING TRADE MARKS

Trade mark registration is a must to protect your trade mark with respect to your goods and/or services throughout Australia.

GOOD LAB BOOK PRACTICE FOR RESEARCHERS

Properly maintained laboratory notebooks are important in showing who is an inventor or owner of an invention.  This is important…

INNOVATION PATENTS: PROTECTION OF IMPROVEMENTS

Australian innovation patents are useful for protecting inventions which are incremental advances over existing technology.  An innovation patent is also…

USE OF THE ™ AND ® SYMBOLS IN AUSTRALIA

Did you know that it is an offence under the Trade Marks Act 1995 to use the symbol ® in…

New Zealand Patents Act 2013

THE NEW PATENTS ACT FOR NEW ZEALAND AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS

PRIVATE COMMERCIAL INTERESTS OF TRADE MARK OWNERS

In the Australian Federal Court case UCP Gen Pharma AG v Mesoblast, Inc. [2012] FCA 210, the court exercised its…

BUSINESS NAMES AND AUSTRALIAN TRADE MARKS

Are business names and trade marks the same thing?

RAISING THE BAR

Raising Patentability Standards in Australia – Changes to Australian Patent Legislation These changes may affect your client's patent protection in…

CHANGES TO THE AUSTRALIAN TRADE MARKS ACT

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising The Bar) Act has passed into law. The following changes affecting trade marks will…

TRADE MARK SERVICES

At Wynnes we are passionate about helping our clients to maintain the integrity of their intellectual property. From experience, we…

DIVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATIONS

Australian Patent Office Has Amended Its Practice With Respect To Examination Of Divisional Patent Applications The Australian Patent Office have…

THRESHOLD TEST FOR INVENTIVE STEP

Threshold Test For Inventive Step For Standard Patent Applications The Australian Patent Office has amended its examination procedure of standard…

NEW EPO DISCLOSURE RULES

Applicants for a European patent are now required to supply additional information to the European Patent Office (EPO) following the…

FILING IN OVERSEAS COUNTRIES?

Mechanisms To Delay Filing Patent Applications in Overseas Countries Inventors often like to seek patent protection for their invention in…

IP AUSTRALIA CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY FLOODING

Customers affected by the recent flooding who have been unable to respond to a deadline with IP Australia due to…

IS YOUR MARK A REGISTRABLE TRADE MARK?

A trade mark is a sign that is used to distinguish goods or services provided in the course of trade. …

CLOSING THE LOOPHOLE

Changes To The Practice Of The Payment Of Acceptance Fees By IPAustralia As of 1 October 2010, IP Australia has…

COUNTRIES COVERED BY EUROPEAN PATENTS

At present a European patent can cover the following 38 countries:

PRIORITY CLAIM FOR AUSTRALIAN TRADEMARKS

Under the Australian Trade Marks Act 1995, priority for an Australian trade mark application may be claimed providing the basic…

OMNIBUS CLAIMS FOR AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND PATENTS

For filing national phase patent applications in Australia or New Zealand, we often recommend the filing of one or more…

SUCCESS FOR FUTURE WAVE

Wynnes’ client Future Wave has achieved remarkable commercial success with their control unit that reduces the amount of electricity used…