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Do you have an awesome idea? Firstly, SHHHH! Please keep it secret. Secondly, have you had a look to see if it’s already been invented? If it hasn’t, a patent might be worth considering.

A patent gives you the exclusive right to sell, manufacture and licence your new product, it also allows you to stop others from copying your invention. If you have an idea worth protecting, our patents webinar will help you to understand what you need to know to protect your product or invention.

What you will learn in this webinar:

You’ve got a product, it’s new, unique and you want to make sure no one else copies it. Where do you start?

Firstly, keep it secret until you decide how you want to protect it. A registered design will allow you to protect the shape, pattern, configuration and/or decoration of your product, but it has to be original.

The digital economy is awash with fast-paced innovation, and for tech start-ups there is constant pressure to keep up. With so many other competing business priorities, thinking about intellectual property (IP) for ICT products and services can sometimes seem like a waste of precious time and money. But finding ways to handle your IP right might be one of the best investments you can make in the long term, and there are many things to consider for tech start-ups as part of their IP management strategy.

The Chinese market continues to grow in importance for Australian businesses. If your business is considering exporting to China, or contracting manufacturing in China, then protecting your intellectual property (IP) should be a top priority.

IP enforcement in China has improved greatly in recent years, but foreign businesses still regularly face IP issues. The good news is that by understanding the Chinese IP system and taking early proactive steps to protect IP, businesses can avoid most common IP problems.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will host an online Roving Seminar covering WIPO services and initiatives on 25 June at 5pm (AEST). This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about protecting your IP abroad, and to catch up on the latest developments in WIPO’s global IP services.

In this webinar, senior WIPO experts will cover:

Applying for a trade mark is a great step in ensuring your brand is protected. However, in some circumstances you might need to provide evidence of use during your application. This might be for a number of reasons including problems with a trade mark under Section 41, meaning the applied-for trade mark is considered to lack capacity to distinguish.

In this webinar you will learn:

Applying for a trade mark is a great step in ensuring your brand is protected. However, in some circumstances you might need to provide evidence of use during your application. This might be for problems with a trade mark under Section 44, meaning the applied-for trade mark is considered too similar to at least one other registered trade mark.

In this webinar you will learn:

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The Australian Government has opened public consultation on a possible new Australian geographical indications (GIs) right, to ensure the development of any possible changes best serve the interests and needs of Australian businesses, industry, and consumers.