Received a request for fees? Check twice!

April 24, 2023

Its timely to remind everyone that if you have received a request for payment of fees relating to patent, trade marks or designs, that hasn’t come from Collison & Co then its very likely its come from a malicious sender. They look “offical”, have all the correct details and often there is an indication that […]

IP Australia fee update

September 22, 2016

New IP Australia fee structure effective 10 October 2016 IP Australia is set to implement a new official fee structure on various activities starting 10 October 2016. Of all the changes proposed, it is trade marks that will be affected the most with the removal of registration fees and an increase in both fees for application […]

And the winner is – “Aussie Mite”

July 1, 2014

The “Aussie Mite” trade mark has emerged successful in the first round of what might be a lengthy legal battle with the Dick Smith “Ozemite” trade mark. In the trade mark battle between Roger & Elise Ramsey’s “Aussie Mite” and Dick Smith’s “Ozemite”, Collison & Co were delighted to represent Roger & Elise Ramsey in […]

Cost effective protection for your trade marks outside Australia

For many clients protection of their trade marks in Australia is sufficient as their trading in goods and services associated with that trade mark does not go beyond the borders of Australia. However, when your customer base stretches beyond Australia one obvious question is how to protect your trade mark in other countries.  Often the […]

New Zealand – Australia patents: bridging the ditch

October 30, 2013

The New Zealand  government have announced that they have now approved a proposal that will result in the streamlining of patent applications filed in both countries. New Zealand and Australia and of course very close trading partners, despite the sporting rivalry, and a great number of patent applicants file patent applications in both Australia and […]

Received a request for fees?

October 11, 2013

Received a request for fees? We get a number of queries from clients telling us they have received a request for payment of fees and whether or not they should pay them. In short the answer is a resounding NO. Why not, it looks so real? Well there are a number of dubious companies out […]

A new Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys

October 4, 2013

A new Code of Conduct has been issued by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) on 18 September 2013. A copy of which can be sourced from here. The new Code of Conduct will come into force on 23 November 2013 and unlike earlier Codes of Conduct the new one is to be a statutory instrument. […]

New Zealand joins Madrid Protocol

September 27, 2012

New Zealand has now deposited the Instrument of Accession to the Madrid Protocol, which means that as of 10 December 2012 applicants can file trade marks into New Zealand via the Madrid process. This is a positive step forward for clients as New Zealand is often as a choice destination. Now its easier than ever. […]

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