Trademark Scam Alert

If you apply to register a trademark in Australia (through IP Australia), beware of unsolicited invoices which follow. Within 3 months, there is an almost 100% likelihood that you will receive letters from ‘TPP – Trademark & Patent Publications’ (from Poland / Czech Republic) and ‘TM-Edition – International Catalogue of Trademarks’ (Hungary) asking you to pay $2,080 and $1,850 respectively.

Example letters:

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Policy shift for NSW police and why Queensland police should follow

New South Wales is the first state to recognise police officers who have taken their own lives due to work related psychological injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance.

Retiring NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told ABC News that the policy shift was considered at a ...

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Case Study: Financial Asset Valuations vs CAPEX Renewals Modelling

The Problem

Since the introduction of IPWEA’s Practice Note 3 for buildings, government bodies have increasingly been attempting to pair financial asset valuations with asset management renewals modelling to save consulting costs. However, whilst high-level replacement modelling can be conducted from the financial asset valuation, additional costs are associated when renewing asset components due to variable service level expectations, lowered quantities of scale, restricted access to components, and costs associated with removal and disposal of failed components.

Because of this, ...

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Attending an Independent Medical Examination (IME)

So you have been injured and decided to make a claim for personal injuries. It is important to realise that at some point you will be required to undertake what is known as an IME or ‘Independent Medical Examination’ by the Insurers of the responsible party.

5 Tips for victims attending an Independent Medical Examination (IME)

1. Be Honest. Do not exaggerate your condition. If something doesn’t hurt, don’t claim that it does. You can rest assured ...

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