Published: 30 November 2016

The annual Australian Innovation System Report was released on Wednesday 30 November 2016. The report presents information about the state and performance of Australia’s innovation system, including some new findings relating to intellectual property (IP).

Published: 25 November 2016

Last week we hosted the annual Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference, hearing the latest in IP research and analysis from around the world. If you don’t know what the IPSDM was all about, please read on for the event’s wrap up.

Published: 24 November 2016

Worldwide demand for intellectual property (IP) rights are on the rise! Data from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report shows that 5.98 million applications were filed worldwide last year, which is 15.3% more than in 2014 and represents the highest growth since 2000.

Published: 15 November 2016

According to the latest study produced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) an increasing number of women inventors were named in international patent filings over the past two decades, but the gender gap amongst inventors persists.

Published: 25 October 2016

The cost of your trade mark will depend on how many classes you select in your application, so if you select any classes that you don’t use you could be spending a lot more than you need to.

Published: 25 October 2016

Saturday night saw many of Australia’s brightest developers and digital creatives walk the red carpet with hopes of winning a GovHack bounty. We were there with a slightly sneaky agenda, but more about that later.

Business looking at stats
Published: 11 October 2016

We’d like to thank you for participating in our 2016 customer satisfaction survey and helping us understand your opinions on our services. The results will influence what future work we do to enhance your experience with us.

Published: 4 October 2016

Businesses tend to think of managing their intellectual property (IP) as something they will eventually get around to, not as a priority to protect their innovation or brand. Here’s news: not acting early or failing to safeguard your IP puts your business at risk.

Pantone swatches
Published: 29 September 2016

Distinctive colours have become synonymous with the brands they represent; many brands rely on a colour, or a set of colours, as a key factor in their instant recognition, including red for Coca-Cola and Qantas, blue for Facebook, and red and yellow for Surf Life Saving Australia and Vegemite. The question is - can you legally own, or trade mark, these recognisable colours?   

What can be protected?

Published: 19 September 2016

You can now maximise your educational, business and networking opportunities by combining two world-class events in a single trip, with the inaugural IP Business Congress Australasia (IPBC) and the annual OECD-driven conference: IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM).