I AM FIDEL DELA PAZ, PRINCIPAL OF PROTECTMYIDEA.COM.AU. I AM A PATENT AND TRADE MARKS ATTORNEY, REGISTERED IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, WITH 16+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) PROFESSION.
I gained experience from working in the biggest IP firms in Sydney and Perth in all aspects of the IP profession including.
Patents: drafting patent specifications and prosecuting patent applications in Australia, USA, Europe, Asian countries and international PCT applications; providing patent validity and infringement opinions, patent oppositions; enforcing patents and defending client in infringement matters;
Trade Marks: trade mark searching, filing trade mark applications, providing advice, trade mark enforcement and oppositions;
Designs: filing design applications, searching, enforcement, providing design validity and infringement opinions.
I am a clear and straight communicator and clients trust my advice. You will get personalised service, big firm expertise, without the big firm price.
Diploma in Intellectual Property Practice, The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia Academy of Education, 27 April 2004
Masters in Legal Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, 1998 to 1999, awarded course prize for highest mark in Trade Marks Law
Bachelor of Mechanical (Mechatronic) Engineering (Hons), University of Sydney, 1994 to 1997
Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys
Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
OUTSIDE OF WORK
I’m a keen surfer, boxer and mountain biker. During Nippers season, I volunteer as an Age Manager with the local surf lifesaving club
WHERE ARE WE BASED?
With modern technology, this is mostly no longer relevant. We can serve you wherever you are. We deal with IP Australia (the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Office) and IPONZ (the New Zealand Patent Office) electronically. We also deal with about 90% of our clients by phone and email only.
We have clients from all over the country, from the capital cities, to country WA, far north Queensland to country Tasmania. We also have clients from overseas such as Hong Kong, New Zealand, China and the USA. We have not met most of these clients in person yet they trust our advice.
Physically, we are in Sydney. We can have a face to face meeting if you wish. However, we encourage you to use the technology, have a phone discussion or video meeting on Skype instead and save on your costs. This also allows us to minimize our costs, allowing us to pass on the savings to you.
Experience has taught us that a 20 minute phone discussion is far more productive than a 1 hour meeting. Parking fees in the Sydney CBD are about $35 to 40 per hour. Add in your preparation time and return travel time in Sydney traffic and well, you can easily see having a face to face meeting may not be the best for your business in terms of time and costs, considering you can accomplish the same without leaving your business.
FREE CONSULTATIONS AND FREE GENERAL ADVICE
You are welcome to call us anytime – free of charge – these calls to us will not incur any advice charges. Clients often call us for simple questions that come to mind – you will never be charged for these calls. Many clients call to update us on the progress of their product commercially. These are often beneficial as we can provide some advice on what to look out for and what to avoid from an IP protection perspective.
If we are not available to take your call, please leave us a message or send us an email. We aim to provide same day service and will return your call as soon as we can. Otherwise, we aim to answer within 24 hours.
If a question requires a more substantive analysis and answer, we will advise you of the cost for providing such service and obtain your cost approval before proceeding.