Dr Gint Silins

Dr Gint Silins

Principal at Spruson & Ferguson - AUSTRALIA

Gint draws on 20 years’ experience as an IP professional to provide comprehensive assistance to businesses seeking to secure IP protection in Australia and overseas. Gint specialises in protecting branding and innovations largely in the health care, personal care, animal health, food and beverage, biotechnology, industrial chemical, clean energy and agricultural sectors. He has a particular interest in guiding innovative businesses toward becoming “export-ready” and regularly presents at export events. He also presents at industry specific innovation conferences.

All Sessions by Dr Gint Silins

Day 3 - Stream 1 April 14, 2021
3:00 am - 3:30 am

LEGAL ISSUES: Patent Basics


Exporting products or services is a long-term goal of many business owners. However, those that do export rarely ever speak of an incident-free journey to market, and sometimes major incidents are due to issues with patents and design registrations. In real-world terms, there may be no point in exporting a product or service if you cannot actually sell or continue to sell that product or service in the intended marketplace. Likewise, there may be no point in exporting a product or service if it can be readily stolen by a third-party. This presentation will touch on third-party patent and design rights (identifying barriers to marketplace entry) and how to search for them; patent and design rights for protecting products and services, as well as the enforcement of patent and design rights.