Published: 8 December 2017

“Software is eating itself”, that was the theme of StartCon 2017.

StartCon is Australia’s largest start-up and growth conference, attracting companies and speakers from all around the world. As a key sponsor, we were there to support Australia’s start-up community and teach them about the value of IP. Throughout the weekend, we engaged with more than 200 people, helping to answer detailed questions about trade marks and patents.

Marilyn Monroe with billowing skirt; Pablo Picasso in front of cubist painting; Sia with face concealing wig
Published: 29 November 2017

There’s no shortage of famous personalities who are strongly associated with iconic styles, moments or items which have come to define their personal brands. But despite the inherent value of these signature aspects, can they be protected as registered trade marks?

Written by guest blogger Natalie Chapman, Managing Director at gemaker
Published: 20 November 2017

Natalie Chapman, Managing Director of commercialisation consultancy, gemaker, shares her insights in this guest blog.

Alexander Worsfold's WW1 stretcher
Published: 10 November 2017

As the nation prepares for Remembrance Day, where we will pause to reflect on those who have suffered or died in wars and conflicts, we’re taking the opportunity to look at Alexander Worsfold and his life-saving device.

Published: 8 November 2017

What do you call your toasted sandwich? A toastie? A jaffle? A breville? We explore how some trade marks become generic terms.

Published: 7 November 2017

In this piece from the MYOB blog, Rowena Wilson outlines some measures you can take before submitting a patent application for your invention.

Published: 24 October 2017

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, affects around 18 per cent of both adults and children in Australia and New Zealand.

The Patent Analytics Report: Pollen Allergens uses the scale and intensity of patent activity to provide an overview of innovation in the area of Pollen Allergens.

Analysis of patent data on different pollen species gives an indication on which species are considered the most commercially relevant.

Published: 31 October 2017

We’ve collaborated with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and to help you understand the differences between a business name or company, domain name and a trade mark.

Published: 20 October 2017

From wearable devices to ‘smart’ doggy doors, here’s our pick of tech innovations aimed at keeping your four-legged companions safe, happy and healthy!

Published: 17 October 2017

In this blog post, we take a look at where some of the winners from Canberra’s largest entrepreneurship program, InnovationACT, are today.