Patent & Trade Mark
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15 Aug 2018
Lara Gun recently contributed to an article in the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin with respect to The Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Laminar Air Flow Pty Ltd v. Registrar of Trade Marks.Read more

07 Aug 2018
A new consultation regarding legislation that will change the way inventive step is considered for Australian patents has been announced, with the intention being to raise the threshold by aligning with European standards. In future, the EPO “problem-solution” test will usually be adopted when assessing inventive step in Australia, which is a different assessment from the lower level problem-solution assessment currently used here. Read more

25 Jul 2018
At the last minute, an international supermarket chain retracts a replica side table from sale however continues to plan sales of a range of replica products which potentially could be prevented by the local design community engaging with registered IP.Read more

03 Jul 2018
The ACTI Bootcamp will provide CEOs and senior Australian executives of health and medtech companies the knowledge to assist them develop a high-level China market entry plan and business strategy. Read more

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Our philosophy says that there is more to fulfilling our clients' needs than the advice that they receive directly from us. It is important to us to help educate clients and to help them to stay abreast of developments in intellectual property. For this reason we offer 'Library Resources' which includes tools such as patent and trade mark 'Q&A', flow charts which outline patent processes and a variety of fact sheets.

Useful Links


Government Websites

IP Australia - Australian Patent Office
IPONZ - New Zealand Intellectual Property Office
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation

Associated Organisations

AIPLA - American Intellectual Property Law Association
AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
AIPF - Association of Intellectual Property Firms
BIO - Biotechnology Industry Organisation
FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
INTA - International Trademark Association
IPSANZ - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
RACI - Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Our People
Dr Patrick McManamny regularly counsels clients in relation to filing and management of international patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate issues, patentability and due diligence.  He has substantial experience in protecting and conducting due diligence in relation to biological therapeutics such as antibodies, proteins, peptides and stem cells and processes for their manufacture.  Patrick also has experience in diagnostics and drug screening methods.
Patrick is a registered patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand.