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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