Archive for September, 2010

Patent + trade mark filings fall in the big economies due to GFC but Australia not impacted

Posted in Australian IP Case Law on September 26, 2010 by 1place
The GFC”s impact on  patent and trade mark filings is revealed in WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators 2010 (
R&D expenditures decreased with the fall in the GDPs of France, Germany, United Kingdom and the US.  These falls are correlated with a marked decrease in patent and trade mark filings in these high income economies.
Source: WIPO, World Intellectual Property Indicators 2010 Figure 3 (
This fall does not appear to be reflected in the Australian National Phase entries or International Search Requests for PCT as shown in IP Australia’s statistics to August 2010. (

Just where do patent attorney cardigans come from?

Posted in Branding, Patent on September 4, 2010 by 1place

Great collaboration between Pringle of Scotland and Glascow artist David Shrigley