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Copyright is for losers — and apparently, so too is trade mark protection for Banksy

mdp Team | July 1st, 2021
On 19 June, British street artist, Banksy, lost his second trade mark battle in the European Union (EU) with Full Colour Black Limited (FCB), a UK-based greeting card company selling printed cards containing some of Banksy’s famous artworks. Another four of Banksy’s trade marks have now been…
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Upcoming Intellectual Property Fee Changes

mdp Team | September 14th, 2020
IP Australia is changing some of its fees which will commence from 1 October 2020.
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The current impact of Brexit on UK and EU trade marks

mdp Team | June 10th, 2020
Since the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU), many people have been wondering if it means they have to reapply for UK trade mark application. When the transitional phase ends on 31 December 2020, there are two main scenarios you need to consider:
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New tax incentives: accelerated deductions for certain IP expenditure

mdp Team | May 5th, 2020
The Federal Government recently announced an easing of the Depreciation Rules on certain Assets Acquired by businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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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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