Case studies

Published: 12 October 2016

Nahida Bhuiyan has been an examiner in plant breeder’s rights (PBR) for nearly 10 years. In that time she has travelled the Canberra area, as well as to Melbourne, Tasmania, Waikerie, Brisbane, Portland, Gatton, MacKay and Sydney to examine growing trials for new plant varieties.

Plant breeder's rights
Published: 11 October 2016

With registered intellectual property (IP) in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and Hong Kong, founder of Eliminator Sports, Martin McDonald knows a thing or two about the IP system and shares his experience with us.

Corporate, Patents, Trade marks
Eoin Byrne and Anthony Schmidt
Published: 18 August 2016

Scancam is one of Australia's hottest startups, single-handedly changing the way service stations protect themselves against fuel theft by using video cameras and licence plate recognition technology. Scancam was founded in 2014 by Perth duo, Eoin Byrne and Anthony Schmidt, and is the world’s first smart anti-fuel-theft technology.

Patents, Trade marks
Published: 2 August 2016

Determined to show a risk-averse industry the potential of new microgel technology, Progel CEO and Director of Commercial Engagement at Uniquest, Cameron Turner, explains how his team developed a probiotic drink unlike any other.

Patents, Trade marks
Published: 8 June 2016

Aussies love the outdoors and Bernie Sharrad, inventor and CEO of CapHat® Sun Protection, is no exception.

Corporate, Patents, Trade marks, Designs
Mick Spencer, founder of on the go
Published: 9 May 2016

Mick Spencer, Founder and Managing Director of ONTHEGO®, shares his IP lesson's after his initial trade mark application was unsuccessful as it had already been filed by a competing comany. Spencer discovered the registered trade mark wasn't being used so with research and some professional advice he decided to fight it, and was successful in gaining the trade mark.

Trade marks
Published: 8 April 2016

The top three pieces of advice ex-Navy diver turned innovator Tim Lyons would give aspiring entrepreneurs on intellectual property (IP) would be: get yourself a good patent attorney early, make sure you have solid Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in place before talking to anyone about your ideas and apply for provisional patents while you get your ‘ducks in a row’.

Published: 5 April 2016

Pictured: innovators and former University of NSW (UNSW) graduates, Julian Chow and Alfred Boyadgis with their smart helmet system the Alpine Forcite EON One.

Entrepreneur and industrial designer Alfred Boyadgis likens his approach to intellectual property (IP) protection to the characteristics of a rabbit.

Forage pasture
Published: 21 March 2016

Andrew Lake from Pristine Forage Technologies talks about how plant breeder’s rights has helped his business in this video series.

Plant breeder's rights
Close up of confectionery chocolate
Published: 21 March 2016

As one of the giants of the confectionery sector, the Mars brand is valuable intellectual property (IP) and is fiercely protected by its owner, Mars Incorporated.

It helps that the company has the former president of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Rhonda Steele as its Marketing Properties Director.

Trade marks