COVID-19 IP office China and Hong Kong (SAR) update: what you need to know for IP matters in China and Hong Kong (SAR)
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates as the situation evolves.  China Update The State Council in China...
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates...
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Singapore: maintaining top position in Asia for IP rights protection
In recognition of its robust Intellectual Property (IP) rights protection, Singapore ranks top again in Asia in the 2019 edition of the International Property Rights Index (IPRI). Globally, Singapore moved...
In recognition of its robust Intellectual Property (IP) rights protection, Singapore ranks top again in Asia in the 2019...
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Australian Designs Checklist
We provide a checklist below covering some important aspects to consider in relation to Australian Designs. Are you seeking protection for features or appearance of a product? Generally speaking, a design registration...
We provide a checklist below covering some important aspects to consider in relation to Australian Designs. Are you seeking protection for...
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A comparison of the Australian designs system vs. key overseas jurisdictions
Our team of designs specialists has written extensively about filing strategies concerning registered designs in Australia over the years. See, for example: Australian Designs Law - Key features to...
Our team of designs specialists has written extensively about filing strategies concerning registered designs in Australia over the years....
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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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IPOS Introduces New Programmes to Spur Innovation
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Lloyd’s Asia, and Antares Underwriting Asia, have launched an initiative to support innovative enterprises as they enter global markets. Called the Intellectual Property Insurance Initiative...
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Lloyd’s Asia, and Antares Underwriting Asia, have launched an initiative to support innovative enterprises...
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Case Note: Davies V Lazer Safe Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 65
This case highlights the importance of construing claims using plain English meaning and not adding a “gloss” to the language of a claim. Background The primary judge held in Davies V...
This case highlights the importance of construing claims using plain English meaning and not adding a “gloss” to the...
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Spare parts and the ‘repair defence’ against infringement
The Federal Court of Australia (‘the Court’) in GM Global Technology Operations LLC v S.S.S. Auto Parts Pty Ltd has handed down its judgement in relation to, amongst...
The Federal Court of Australia (‘the Court’) in GM Global Technology Operations LLC v S.S.S. Auto Parts Pty Ltd...
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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),...
Further to our article on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Intellectual Property Cooperation between Cambodia's Ministry of Industry...
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