Preserving and protecting Indigenous Knowledge

IP Australia has just launched its Indigenous Knowledge Consultation Report, which is looking at ways to improve Australia’s IP system in order to promote the cultural integrity and economic potential of Indigenous Knowledge (IK). The Report is the result of consultations with Indigenous Stakeholders on issues such as control, protection, recognition of, and respect for …
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Trade mark registration stacks up for JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi has won its battle to retain its Australian trade mark registration for STACK, its popular entertainment news brand, successfully challenging the Trade Mark Registrar’s proposed revocation. The trade mark STACK is used for JB Hi-Fi’s magazine and website, providing news and reviews for games, movies, tv and music[1]. The retailer acquired the unregistered …
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The Pinnacle Foundation | 2020 Scholarships Now Open

The Pinnacle Foundation website: https://thepinnaclefoundation.org/ 1.) Who are The Pinnacle Foundation, and what do they do? The Pinnacle Foundation’s focus is simple – they are helping LGBTIQ+ young adults to reach their full potential, and overcome their disadvantages. The goal is to help young people position themselves for success, transform society for the better, and …
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POF hosts SBE Australia’s E3 Program

POF is proud to host SBE Australia’s E3 Program (Empower, Evolve, Escalate) at our Melbourne office from 2 August to 30 September 2019. The E3 Program is designed specifically for female entrepreneurs and leaders of technology or life science businesses, equipping them with the skills they require to grow a successful, sustainable and scalable business. …
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Alyssa Telfer named in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP 2019

We’re delighted to congratulate Alyssa Telfer on her inclusion in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP for 2019, which recognises the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms over the past year.   Alyssa has been a key member of POF’s electronics, physics and information …
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Patent box tax scheme – in Australia?

Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, recently indicated before a business audience in the UK that the Australian government was considering implementing a patent box tax scheme much like tax schemes adopted by other jurisdictions, most notably, the UK, France, Ireland, Switzerland, the BeNeLux countries and China. While implementation of a patent box tax scheme in Australia is …
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