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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
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

Read full story
18 October, 2017
Spruson Indonesia becomes the 100th member of the Madrid Protocol

On 2 October 2017 Indonesia officially became the 100th member of The Protocol Relating to Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol). MORE

Read full story
12 October, 2017
Spruson The Philippines becomes an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority

On 5 October 2017 the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) became an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA). MORE

Read full story
10 October, 2017
Spruson IPOS signals upcoming changes to examination guidelines in Singapore

Based on a circular released by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) on 6 October 2017, there will be upcoming changes to the examination guidelines in Singapore. MORE

Read full story
04 October, 2017
Spruson Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update - October 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

Read full story
03 October, 2017
Spruson Singapore High Court Clarifies Patent Revocation Process

In a ruling handed down last Thursday, the Singapore High Court addressed the question of whether patent revocation proceedings can be brought before the High Court in the first instance by way of a counterclaim in a patent infringement proceeding before the High Court. MORE

Read full story
26 September, 2017
Spruson New gTLD Sunrise Availability October – November 2017

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. The … MORE

Read full story
22 September, 2017
Spruson Production of Documents from the United States for Use in Australian Patent Litigation

Introduction In the United States discovery of documents for use in proceedings outside the U.S. is articulated in Title 28 of the Code of Laws … MORE

Read full story
14 September, 2017
Spruson Australia Update: Trade Mark Owners - When your Trade Mark Licence Becomes a Franchise

If you have an arrangement where you allow another party to use your trade mark for certain goods or services, and you have certain rights to say how the business may be conducted, you may be treading into franchise territory. MORE

Read full story
11 September, 2017
Spruson Ensuring valid protection of your design in Australia

Some recent examples of prior publication of designs have highlighted the need for Australian designers to be vigilant to avoid any public disclosure of their design prior to filing a design application. MORE

Read full story
06 September, 2017
Spruson Myanmar Update: Prepare Now for the New Trademark Law

A modern trademark system in Myanmar could be only months away with the draft trademark law currently under review by the Myanmar Parliament. Myanmar has been working on its first formal trademark law (“the Law”) for many years, as part of a broader process to overhaul the country’s legal framework to facilitate and encourage businesses to invest and expand in Myanmar. MORE

Read full story

News Archives

Latest Tweets

Follow @sprusons on twitter.