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Pre-filing Patent Disclosures: Pros and Cons of Using Grace Periods

Shu-Yen Lee | October 16th, 2018
It is a well-known fundamental rule that a patent application should be filed before the invention is disclosed to the public. If it isn't, the disclosure can be citable as prior art against the validity of the application, in particular, whether the invention meets the requirements of novelty and…
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ACCC seeks $10 million fine against Heinz for misleading product labelling

Len Hickey | August 8th, 2018
Following their successful misleading labelling case against Heinz earlier this year, the ACCC has pushed ahead with their strong consumer-first agenda by asking the Federal Court to impose a $10 million fine on Heinz.
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Trademark Scams: How to prevent your business from becoming a victim

Len Hickey & Sara-Jane Mok | July 25th, 2018
Have you received an official-looking invoice from a foreign agency informing you more fees are due shortly after you've filed a trademark? Or have you been contacted by a “helpful” Chinese trademark agent informing you that someone has tried to register your trademark in China?
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Up to $50,000 Co-Funding for SMEs Looking to Win Defence & Security Contracts

mdp Team | June 6th, 2018
The Victorian Government’s Boost Your Business Vouchers program has just launched a new stream of vouchers, this time for Victorian SMEs (small to medium enterprises) looking to win defence and security contracts.
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Bench 2 Business: 50 Funded Spots for Product Development Training

mdp Team | May 9th, 2018
Space Tank Studio, a product development incubator based in North Coburg, is looking for 50 young entrepreneurs for their new fully funded product development and business training program, Bench 2 Business.
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