17 April, 2018
Spruson New gTLD Sunrise Availability April - May 2018

Generic top-level domains (gTLD) such as .com, .net and .org typically cycle through a “Sunrise Period” prior to becoming available to the general public. MORE

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17 April, 2018
Spruson Laos to admit examination results of China invention patents under new MOU

On 2 April 2018, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and Laos’ Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Intellectual Property Cooperation between the MST and SIPO. MORE

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09 April, 2018
Spruson Spruson & Ferguson welcomes our expanded Australian team

Spruson & Ferguson today welcomes its expanded Australian team and is pleased to now offer direct services from additional primary offices in Brisbane. As previously announced, Spruson & Ferguson is merging with Australian IP firms Cullens and Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans to form one combined firm operating under the Spruson & Ferguson brand. MORE

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27 March, 2018
Spruson Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update - March 2018

Our Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update provides a summary of recent trade mark decisions and current trends in trade marks in a number of markets across the region. MORE

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23 March, 2018
Spruson China Update: Government restructure gives SIPO responsibility for both patents and trademarks in China

During its first session on 13 March the National People’s Congress approved a restructuring plan which includes both organizational and responsibility changes for the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). MORE

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15 March, 2018
Spruson Spruson & Ferguson a gold sponsor of IPBC Southeast Asia

Spruson & Ferguson is delighted to be a gold sponsor of this week’s IP Business Congress (IPBC) Southeast Asia in Singapore. MORE

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13 March, 2018
Spruson New Zealand announces amendments to its patent regulations

Late last week the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) announced that the New Zealand Patent Regulations will soon be subject to a number of adjustments. The amended regulations, Patents Amendment Regulations 2018, will come into force on 5 April 2018. MORE

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09 March, 2018
Spruson SIPO releases details for validating China invention patents in Cambodia

Further to our article on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Intellectual Property Cooperation between Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (MIH) and the People’s Republic of China (SIPO), on 2 March 2018, during a press conference, SIPO released some practice details in regard to the validation of China patent in Cambodia MORE

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09 March, 2018
Spruson Hong Kong announces HK$50 Billion Investment in Innovation and Technology

Last week the Financial Secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po, unveiled Hong Kong’s 2018-19 budget, which includes a HK$50 billion investment in innovation and technology. These budget allocations are expected to establish Hong Kong more firmly as an innovation and technology development centre. MORE

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28 February, 2018
Spruson Kristian Robinson recognised in 2018 Lexology/International Law Office Client Choice Awards

We are delighted to announce that Kristian Robinson, Spruson & Ferguson Managing Director, Asia has been announced winner of the Singapore – Patents category in the 2018 Lexology/International Law Office Client Choice Awards – recognising his client-focused approach and high quality patent services. MORE

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13 February, 2018
Spruson New gTLD Sunrise Availability February - April 2018

Generic top-level domains (gTLD) such as .com, .net and .org typically cycle through a “Sunrise Period” prior to becoming available to the general public. MORE

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06 February, 2018
Spruson Three IP firms to combine under Spruson & Ferguson brand

Australian IP firms Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans, Cullens and Asia-Pacific IP firm Spruson & Ferguson have today announced they will combine to form one firm, operating under the Spruson & Ferguson brand from April 2018. MORE

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25 January, 2018
Spruson China Update: High damage awards in patent cases not always what they seem

In December 2016 a decision of the Beijing IP Court received wide attention as it potentially signaled increased damage awards in China patent cases. The decision by the Court in Watchdata System Co. Ltd. (“Watchdata”) vs. Hengbao Co., Ltd. (“Hengbao”) saw damages of RMB 50 million (USD 7.8 million) awarded to the plaintiff, including 1 million RMB for reimbursement of litigation costs. MORE

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16 January, 2018
Spruson Australia Update: $1 awarded to Pokémon - a win that may not feel like a win

Pokémon receives no injunctive relief and $1 in nominal damages from Redbubble for copyright infringement and contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. MORE

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12 January, 2018
Spruson Vietnam Update: Changes to Patent Procedures in Vietnam

On 15 January 2018, the amended implementing regulations of the Law on Intellectual Property of Vietnam, in the form of Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN , will enter into force. MORE

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20 December, 2017
Spruson New office for Spruson & Ferguson Sydney

Spruson & Ferguson’s Sydney office has moved into its new premises in Darling Park in the Sydney CBD – the firm’s first Sydney move in more than 34 years. MORE

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19 December, 2017
Spruson Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update - December 2017

Our Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update provides a summary of recent trade mark decisions and current trends in trade marks in a number of markets across the region. MORE

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06 December, 2017
Spruson Australia Update: IP Australia announces a reduction in PCT fees

Following the directives adopted by the PCT Assembly, IP Australia has announced updated fees for PCT applications. The updated fees will be published in the Australian Official Journal of Patents on 7 December 2017 and will take effect from 1 January 2018. MORE

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05 December, 2017
Spruson China Invention Patents can be validated in Cambodia

On 21 September 2017, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (MIH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Intellectual Property Cooperation between MIH and SIPO. MORE

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14 November, 2017
Spruson Singapore Update: IPOS releases revised examination guidelines

On 30 October 2017, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) published its revised Examination Guidelines, following legislative changes made to the Singapore Patents Act. The key amendments to the Guidelines include the expansion of the grace period provision, the ability to switch between substantive and supplementary examination, a clarification of the term “discoveries” in regard to patent eligibility and the rejection of post-grant amendment claims which are “obviously invalid”. MORE

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