Average times for the Australian patent approval process
28 April 2020
The time it takes for your patent application to be processed and examined depends on a few key factors.
Copyright for photographers: the basics to protect your art
06 April 2020
If your photography gets into the wrong hands and you don't have the correct protections in place, your original piece could end up on the internet with someone else's name on it and no credit presented to you.
Alder IP named Full Service IP Law Firm of the Year in Australia
16 March 2020
We are delighted to announce that Alder IP has been chosen as the very best in the industry in the 2020 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards.
How to check if a patent already exists
12 March 2020
Searching for patent information can often be complicated, time consuming and costly, so it is always best to consult an intellectual property (IP) professional to help guide you through the process.
Imagining a world without copyrights
12 February 2020
It's interesting to think on what a world without copyrights would be like.
6 things that can’t be copyrighted
03 February 2020
The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to things you can copyright: nearly.
What is a common law or unregistered trademark, and does it offer protection?
22 January 2020
Like many countries around the world, Australia enjoys common law IP practices or unregistered trademarks that can afford their own list of protections.
Domains and trade marks: what are your rights?
20 January 2020
With so many facets to the rights you have as a brand and business owner knowing the difference between entities like trademarks and domains can be a great step towards protecting your IP.
Trade mark and band names, how does it work?
11 December 2019
Categorising a band name under goods and services might sound a little strange at first, but a band name does, in fact, fall under these classifications in most circumstances.
Can a style of art be classified as intellectual property?
06 December 2019
Owing to the creativity and originality of art style, shouldn't it be copyrighted under intellectual property rights?