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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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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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Are you considering registering your trade mark?  If so, please find below a list of requirements you will need have handy when requesting us to assist you file a trade mark application with the Papua New Guinea Intellectual Property Office. A. Name of Applicant B. Full Trade or Business Address of Applicant C. Country of...
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Several years ago a client created this unique product and the initial reception he got from potential customers was “we’ve been waiting for something like this for yonks!”.  The product was a success, it met a demand. Being the creative lad he is, he came up with a catchy brand name too and like the...
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The Papua New Guinea Trade Marks Act Chapter 385 defines a trade mark as a mark used in relation to goods for the purpose of indicating a connection in the course of trade between the goods and a person who has the right, to use the mark. A trade mark is also typically referred to as...
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A colleague recently referred me to a product that was being sold on a French fashion website MatchesFashion.com. The product, which appears to come under the brand “The Row” – a US fashion label, is that of a stringed knitted bag much like Papua New Guinea’s iconic stringed bag, the Bilum.  Ironically, the product itself...
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If you are thinking of filing a trade mark application in Papua New Guinea, the information below should be handy.  We’ve also included the stages we raise our invoices so that you can be sure what stages you can expect to receive invoices. Generally, the filing and prosecution process is straight forward. Prepare & Filing...
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Due to a number of requests from my LinkedIn contacts, I thought it best to outline the general requirements for filing trade marks in Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Trade Marks Act Chapter 385 governs the filing of trade marks in Papua New Guinea. Applications for filing of a trade mark for registration...
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