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Joanne Martin

Partner

Joanne Martin
"Many Australian businesses look to China as offering opportunities for business growth both in China and globally. China is recognised as a complex and challenging market, however businesses trading successfully with China tend to be more competitive both domestically and in the international market in response to those learnings."
"Many Australian businesses look to China as offering opportunities for business growth both in China and globally. China is recognised as a complex and challenging market, however businesses trading successfully with China tend to be more competitive both domestically and in the international market in response to those learnings."
Should defensive trade marks be part of your portfolio protection strategy?
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
21 June 2016
Inside the 'ideas boom'
Cultural change is at the core of the new National Innovation and Science Agenda, say its proponents. Australia has a science and innovation problem. By now, most of us are aware of the bleak statistics – Australia is ranked ninth in the Global Innovation Index in respect of the calibre of its science institutions, yet 72nd for innovation efficiency. So why do we continue to have such trouble traversing the gap between scientific research and innovation?
Cultural change is at the core of the new National Innovation and Science Agenda, say its proponents. Australia has a science and innovation problem. By now, most of us are aware of the bleak statistics – Australia is ranked ninth in the Global Innovation Index in respect of the calibre of its science institutions, yet 72nd for innovation efficiency. So why do we continue to have such trouble traversing the gap between scientific research and innovation?
Rachel Montgomery

Senior Associate

Rachel Montgomery

Rachel is a Senior Associate in the Melbourne office and has practised in the field of engineering patents for over 15 years. Rachel’s practice is broadly based and extends from household consumer products to laser and optical instrumentation. More specifically, Rachel’s area of work includes patent applications directed to oil and gas industry products and services, cement and mineral industries, analysis equipment, and sensing systems for monitoring of environmental conditions.

Rachel is a Senior Associate in the Melbourne office and has practised in the field of engineering patents for over 15 years. Rachel’s practice is broadly based and extends from household consumer products to laser and optical instrumentation. More specifically, Rachel’s area of work includes patent applications directed to oil and gas industry products and services, cement and mineral industries, analysis equipment, and sensing systems for monitoring of environmental conditions.

15 July 2016
US Senator Hatch accuses Australia of stealing American patents and will not accept anything less than a 12 year data exclusivity term
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back in the news, today, with US Senator Orrin Hatch accusing Australia of wanting to steal American patents.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back in the news, today, with US Senator Orrin Hatch accusing Australia of wanting to steal American patents.
Learning to dance with the Dragon: Preparing businesses for trade with China
Despite the slow-down in demand for resources, Australian non-resource exports to China have experienced strong growth as the Chinese economy generates greater demand for consumer goods, high end manufacturing and services. Chinese consumers particularly value clean foods, high value manufactured goods, tourism and education.
Despite the slow-down in demand for resources, Australian non-resource exports to China have experienced strong growth as the Chinese economy generates greater demand for consumer goods, high end manufacturing and services. Chinese consumers particularly value clean foods, high value manufactured goods, tourism and education.