Wrays’ Principals appointed to IPTA Council

We are proud to announce the appointment of two of Wrays’ Principals to The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorney’s of Australia (IPTA) Council. Jennifer McEwan, who heads up Wrays’ Trade Mark and Brand Protection Group, has been elected as a Vice President of the institute. She has been an active member of IPTA’s Council since 2012, notably contributing …

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Congratulations From Wrays!

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Wrays’ trade marks and brand protection team member, Emma Steeper, as she recently registered as a Trade Mark Attorney. Emma has been an integral part of the Sydney office since joining the firm in 2015. She held a range of positions providing secretarial and paralegal support covering all areas of IP before …

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Are you WA’s Innovator of the Year 2021?

Applications for the 2021 Western Australia Innovator of the Year program are now open. New Industries WA has provided further information to applicants in the below video. This covers the program’s objectives, award categories and the application process. The evaluation process is also outlined to help you tailor your application to what the judges are looking for. Wrays is thrilled …

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Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 2 applications close soon

Female founders looking to scale their business have until 5 pm (AEST) on 22 April 2021 to apply for an Australian Government grant of $25,000 to $480,000. The program is designed to support startups founded by women as they expand into domestic and global markets, with an estimated $11.6 million available in funding for round 2. In helping female entrepreneurs …

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Dr Phil Burns Profiled By the Australian Institute of Physics

We’re pleased to see Wrays’s Senior Associate, Dr Phil Burns, profiled by the Australian Institute of Physics this month. The institute is a membership organisation dedicated to promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community within Australia. As our resident Star Wars fanatic, it’s wonderful to read how the film franchise impacted Phil’s career story, sparking …

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Applications for WA Innovator of the Year 2021 open soon

The Western Australia Innovator of the Year initiative awards outstanding Western Australian companies that have developed an innovative product, technology or service. Since 2006, the program has showcased innovative and entrepreneurial individuals and businesses, providing support to commercialise, scale and execute promising innovation in WA. As an initiative of the State Government’s New Industries Fund, which aims to enable SME’s …

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World-Class Innovation Shines a Light on Perth’s Thriving Biotech Industry

The City of Perth recently caught up with some of the leading professionals within the city’s Medical Life Sciences sector to create this short video. Here, we learn about the collaborative story of Dimerix – a client of Wrays’ and a shining example of how a biopharmaceutical company with origins in Perth can positively effect millions of people globally. We’re …

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New Association Launched – Life Sciences WA Inc.

www.lifescienceswa.com.au On Thursday 25th February 2021, a new Association, Life Sciences WA Inc. was launched in Western Australia. This not-for-profit association seeks to bring together those involved in the Life Sciences sector in Western Australia. Details of the association can be found at www.lifescienceswa.com.au. Life Sciences WA Inc has been created to provide a collective representation for the Western Australian …

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Wrays’ Trade Mark Team Elevated to Silver Ranking in the 2021 Edition of WTR1000

We are thrilled to announce that Wrays’ Trade Marks team have once again been recognised in the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. Rising from a bronze position in …

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Perth Start-up Develops Innovative Mass COVID-19 Screening Technology

Western Australian start-up Avicena Systems is behind an innovative COVID testing technology, which has the potential to deliver a rapid, low-cost and large-scale alternative to the current screening system. The state of the art technology has the ability to test 100,000 people a day and provide a result in just half an hour. To put that into perspective, 300 machines …

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