Misleading Advertising in Papua New Guinea
Around this time last year, a major retail outlet in Port Moresby was heavily promoting a new “top o...
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Why Register Your Trade Mark?
Several years ago a client created this unique product and the initial reception he got from potenti...
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Cultural Appropriation – The Bilum
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Who We Are

Who We Are

Vai IP is a boutique intellectual property law and consulting firm based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Our focus is to provide clients a more efficient and cost effective way in protecting and maintaining their intellectual property rights in ...

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Practice

Our intellectual property practice extends to a wide range of areas that can help you protect your businesses' most vital intangible assets. We also offer consultation services aimed at helping you determine which key aspects of your intangible assets should be protected.

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Practice Areas

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Battling Counterfeit!

Business who manufacture, sell or distribute genuine products have at some point faced counterfeit issues. Most counterfeits are imported. The best way to protect genuine products and brands is to be pro-active. Preventing offending goods from clearing through customs is one such way. We have the required knowledge and experience to help you battle counterfeits.

The Intellectual Property Office of PNG will be closed from ...
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Are you looking to file an application to patent an inventio...
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Are you considering registering your trade mark?  If so, ple...
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Papua New Guinea has existing copyright legislation, namely,...
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Meet our team

Edith A Vai

Consultant

Edith Vai is a Consultant at Vai IP. Edith has an accounting background having previously worked in a small-to-medium ac...
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Mea Vai

Principal

Mea Vai is the Principal of Vai IP. Mea has practiced in intellectual property law for over 17 years previously with a t...
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Our Blog

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11 Dec

The Intellectual Property Office of PNG will be closed from 24 December 2018 to 1 January 2019, however, deadline for lodgements with the Registry will be on Monday 17 December 2018.  If you have any ...

12 Oct

Are you looking to file an application to patent an invention?  Or do you wish to register an industrial design?  If the latter click here. If the former, read on. There are two types of applications ...

12 Oct

Are you considering registering your trade mark?  If so, please find below a list of requirements you will need have handy when requesting us to assist you file a trade mark application with the Papua...

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