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From Left Mr Los (Late Sir Kubulan Los) and Mr Tarua Ever wondered who were the first indigenous lawyers to graduate from the University of Papua New Guinea? We’ve done a little digging up and here’s what we found. In 1972, two local lawyers were admitted to the Bar. They graduated from the University of Papua and New...
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About three years ago when we started this journey of operating as a local boutique intellectual property firm, we, like many new start-ups, made contact with Anaqua and others with the possibility of exploring business opportunities. It was a positive exchange but nothing more. A year after that, we made a trip to Boston, Massachusetts, ironically...
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Papua New Guinea trade mark filing is picking up as more filings are being done by local entrepreneurs or businesses based in Papua New Guinea. Other than knowing that these proprietors are protecting their intangible assets, it’s also an indication of what products and services are in the pipeline, if not already on the market....
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I take great interest in Papua New Guineans filing trade mark applications to protect their intellectual property. More and more individuals are starting to realize the importance of their intellectual property and even better taking that extra step to protect it. One of the interesting finds in the course of our usual work this week...
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One of the most satisfying work we’ve undertaken to date is protecting the entire intellectual property assets of a large PNG company. The iPi Group with its headquarters in Lae came to us to find out how best to protect their IP. It was a challenging task for two main reasons. The first is that...
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Firstly, congratulations to the Registrar Amelia Na’aru and her team at the Papua New Guinea Intellectual Property Office for revamping their online search engine facility. I say “revamped” because prior to the launching of the facility we had already been using it and did find it helpful. I thought I’d give my views on why...
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The PNG Registrar of Trade Marks recently launched a search engine facility for patents, designs and trademarks.  The trade mark database isn’t actually new as we’ve used it quite regularly, but it does have some new information and features.  In any evet, it’s a wonderful effort to shift the information online and available to the...
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The recent announcement of a partnership between MiBank and Kina Bank is welcome news.  Perhaps the most interesting part of the announcement at least from my point of view is Tony Westaway’s acknowledgement that they’re aware of their intellectual properties and further how important those properties were in forming a partnership with an up and...
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In a first of its kind in Papua New Guinea, we’re offering Free online IP Consultation for Papua New Guinea SME’s. That’s right! Our goal with this Free Online IP Consultation is to help you make the right decisions in respect of the protection of your intellectual property or at the very least, give you...
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I neglect my talents Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It […]
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