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Release of the Australian Innovation System Report

mdp Admin | December 16th, 2016

The Chief Economist’s Office at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, has released the Australian Innovation System Report (Report). The Report explores innovation through the lens of entrepreneurship, highlighting the benefits of business innovation to the Australian economy, and includes: data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics; case studies of innovative companies; feature articles …

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Public Consultation on Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill & Regulations 2017

mdp Admin | December 16th, 2016

IP Australia is seeking public final comment on proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation. The aim of these proposed changes is to align and streamline the process for obtaining, maintaining and challenging IP rights. In early 2015, IP Australia released initial consultation papers about the proposed amendments to which mdp Patents Director Gavin Doherty provided a public submission. More …

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IP Australia Executive Team Visit to mdp Law

mdp Admin | December 16th, 2016

On 12 December, mdp Directors Sarah Gilkes and Michael McDonald and mdp Lawyer Jacqueline Plunkett hosted an executive team from IP Australia comprising of General Managers, Supervising Examiners, Team Leaders and Patent and Trademark Examiners. The team visited as part of IP Australia’s ongoing commitment to stakeholder engagement and building on the quality of their …

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Managing Your IP when Exporting to China – mdp and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Workshop

mdp Admin | December 16th, 2016

Following mdp’s successful appointment to the intellectual property (IP) panel for the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), mdp Lawyer Jacqueline Plunkett was invited to run a workshop on ‘Managing your IP in China’. The workshop was presented to seventeen leaders from government, and the food and beverage, construction, education, financial and legal services …

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mdp at Manufacturers’ Monthly’s “Doing Business in Europe” Symposium

Janice Yew | December 16th, 2016

mdp Director Michael McDonald was delighted to accept the invitation to  present at the Manufacturers’ Monthly’s “Doing Business in Europe” symposium last month. Using his 35+ years’ experience, Michael presented on the commercial and legal considerations for Australian businesses looking to invest internationally, particularly in the UK. The presentation was attended by senior executives within …

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