Intellectual property (IP) is frequently overlooked by businesses. But by looking at your IP issues early, when you are setting up your business, you are both protecting your business, as well as adding value to it.

André Meyer, founder of Meyer West IP, joins us to take a closer look at intellectual property and the issues facing business owners when they are setting up their businesses.

André explores some important aspects of IP for new businesses including:

  1. Correctly adopting a name for your new business
  2. Identifying your IP
  3. Identifying risks to your IP
  4. Protecting your IP with patents

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André Meyer is the founder of Meyer West IP and has over 15 years’ experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law, both in Australia and abroad.

He entered the IP profession in 2000 when he joined Spoor & Fisher in South Africa. He was admitted as a partner of that firm in 2007. In 2008 André and his wife decided to spread their wings and moved to Australia where André joined Wrays.

After a stint of 2 years with Wrays, André succumbed to the lure of the east coast of Australia and the family Meyer pulled anchor and relocated to Sydney in 2010. Here he joined Spruson & Ferguson. Enthused by the audaciousness of the many SME owners whom he had acted for over the years André decided in 2015 to establish an IP firm which would provide top tier experience but the personal touch associated with a small firm.

Having worked for three leading firms André has been exposed to the full gamut of IP services. He has also worked across a broad range of technologies including mining, medical devices, consumer goods, building products and agricultural implements.

In his free time André loves to read on a range of topics, play golf, challenge his twin boys at backyard cricket or football and to play the card game UNO with his daughter.

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