Direct Registration – Second Level .au Domain Names Delayed but Coming
Back in 2016, .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the governing body for .au domain names, approved the introduction of second level .au domain name registrations, also known as “direct registrations” (for example: mydomain.au)....
Back in 2016, .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the governing body for .au domain names, approved the introduction of second level...
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Case Note: Olvey & Sketo v Danko & Gabrys [2019] APO 42
This case highlights the importance of maintaining comprehensive records throughout the ideation and development stage of your invention.   
This case highlights the importance of maintaining comprehensive records throughout the ideation and development stage of your invention.   
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New Zealand Update: Time to Examine Your Potential Patent Fees
Following our previous updates in November 2018 and April 2019, we now have certainty regarding patent fee increases in New Zealand.  Cabinet and the Executive Council of the New...
Following our previous updates in November 2018 and April 2019, we now have certainty regarding patent fee increases in...
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Generic or Not Generic, That is the Question
Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd  FCAFC 161 (13 September 2019) In a unanimous decision, an extended bench of the Full Federal Court dismissed an appeal in...
Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd  FCAFC 161 (13 September 2019) In a unanimous decision, an extended...
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Current Snapshot of the Licensing of SEPs in Australia
Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) play an important role in the development and promotion of new technology and highly standardised industries, such as telecommunications, information technology and consumer electronics industries. Special licensing terms...
Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) play an important role in the development and promotion of new technology and highly standardised industries,...
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Australia Update: Get Your Intellectual Property Contracts Compliant by 13 September 2019 (Changes to ACCC Guidelines)
In July, we reported that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had released draft guidelines in relation to the application of competition law to IP licensing, following the repeal of section...
In July, we reported that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had released draft guidelines in relation to the application...
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New Amendments to the China Trade Mark Law to Curb Bad-Faith Filings
China has long been a hotbed for trade mark piracy. China’s first-to-file system, together with its complicated trade mark classification, has attracted numerous trade mark squatters to initiate malicious filings with the...
China has long been a hotbed for trade mark piracy. China’s first-to-file system, together with its complicated trade mark classification, has...
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Examination of International Registrations Designating Thailand
The Thai Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) began receiving international trade mark applications under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol)...
The Thai Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) began receiving international trade mark applications under the Protocol Relating to the...
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