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To the Stars 2024: Gold Coast Aerospace to put Rover on Mars

Gilmour Space Technologies has entered into a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA to put a rover on Mars by 2024. The Gold Coast space company with a subsidiary office in Singapore is developing low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite payload market. Gilmour Space Technologies backed by venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures and other […]


Substantially Identical and Deceptively Similar Trade Marks

Your trade mark application can be refused on the basis of prior registrations for the same or similar goods or services. Prior registrations may act as a barrier to registration of your trade mark because the earlier mark is the same or similar to your mark. The Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) provides that a […]


Trade Mark Power in a Name – The “Alice Principle”

We often associate legal terms like ‘intellectual property’ and ‘trade mark’ with the protection of names for businesses, but what most people don’t realize is that, our name represents a “brand” and sometimes even a legend, like “Alice in Wonderland”. The protection of our own image and the use of our name in association with […]


Exploring the Perfect Little Design on our Thailand Trip

A design must be novel and original over the “prior art” in order to obtain a valid design registration. The prior art includes designs disclosed by prior use or publication in Australia. The principal object of designs law and the registered designs system in Australia is to: give protection, through the grant of a monopoly […]


W3IP Law – What does it take exactly to be an International IP Warrior?

As an IP Lawyer you are fully dedicated to obtaining a positive result for your client. At W3IP Law, we strive for excellence in everything that we do.  We are known for a broad range of services in intellectual property and preparing commercial agreements, along side contentious work and IP litigation. Companies both in Australia and […]


A night in Sydney to remember with Clients and Friends

When we booked Hotel Centennial at 88 Oxford Street, Woollahra. Clients that have been with us for years, the best conversation, the best people and years of loyalty, and those trade marks. Best night ever! Will never be forgotten. Thank you, you know who you are. W3IP Law Team x           […]

EVENT   |   12th November, 2017

W3IP Law at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Painting in the Dutch Golden Age at the National Gallery of Art Examining the art and culture of one of the world’s greatest periods of creativity, a display of 17th century Dutch masterpieces dominated by Rembrandt van Rijn, who had an exceptional ability to paint people  as they really looked, in all their moods and […]


How to become a Trade Mark Attorney in Australia?

You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss So, what does it take? A trade mark attorney provides representation and legal advice to clients who wish to have their brand name protected legally and register a trade mark protected at […]

EVENT   |   14th October, 2017

Gold Coast Women – A Day at the Races “Caulfield Guineas Day”

A great day at the races with GC Women in Law and Financial Professionals at the Caulfield Guineas day held in The Dome, at the Gold Coast Turf Club. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud […]


Key Terms for an Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement

Successful technology licensing occurs only when the negotiator understands thoroughly the benefits that are available to both parties…the goal is to find a good balance of value so that the licence is a “win-win” transaction.  World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), 2015. What does “licensing” mean? A licensing agreement is a partnership between the owner of […]