Marc completed a degree with First Class Honors in Industrial Design at the University of Technology, Sydney in 1992. He has over 25 years experience as a professional designer in Australia and overseas.
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Your creativity is our inspiration
With our honest and transparent approach, we have guided our clients towards success in achieving their IP goals and expanding their business. Along the way, we too have found inspiration and sought to add value to our clients' ideas by providing strategically focused IP solutions.
Can I disclose or offer to sell my invention before seeking protection?
We do not recommend disclosing or offering to sell your invention because this may jeopardize your chances of being granted a valid patent. Although some countries have grace periods for filing patent applications during a set period following any such disclosure or sale, these grace provisions are largely untested and should not be relied upon without first seeking our advice.
What information is needed from me to get started with IP protection?
We need to discuss with you what you have in mind, be it an invention, trade mark or design, and obtain enough detail of your idea to enable us to provide preliminary advice for you to consider the pros and cons of moving forward with your idea. Assuming your idea appears to have reasonable prospects, we will require a more complete brief to carry out the substantive work required to file an application.
How much does registered IP protection cost?
The costs will depend on the type of IP protection required. These costs are spread out during the course of an application and arise from the various steps which need to be taken in order to proceed from filing to grant. Because of the diversity of IP types and their respective application procedures, we highly recommend that you contact us for a preliminary discussion of the appropriate procedure and costs.
If I have already filed for IP protection, can a review and opinion be provided?
Yes, we can give you some guidance during our initial complimentary meeting, either in person or by phone. Our discussion can cover ways of fixing any problems and developing a strategy for extracting the greatest commercial value and opportunity from your idea.
We are looking to broaden our network of associates
If you are an IP or other professional outside of Australia and New Zealand and are looking for a patent and trade mark attorney firm to handle your clients' IP filings locally, we can be of immediate assistance.