Proposed changes to Fiji IP law
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament to update the IP laws pertaining to current acts dated...
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament...
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Brexit – European trade marks and registered Community designs
After a few false starts, back-stops, a transition period, and a global pandemic, the United Kingdom is finally ready to separate its trade marks and registered design rights from...
After a few false starts, back-stops, a transition period, and a global pandemic, the United Kingdom is finally ready...
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Solar Bollard Lighting – Australian leaders in solar lighting solutions
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to showcase our client, Solar Bollard Lighting who have recently received the prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design Furniture and...
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to showcase our client, Solar Bollard Lighting who have recently received the prestigious Good...
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Australian Designs – Draft Bill now released
Following on from our article of 14 May 2020, Australian Designs – Changes on the Way, we advise that the Australian Designs Exposure Draft Bill, Regulations, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and Explanatory Statement have now been...
Following on from our article of 14 May 2020, Australian Designs – Changes on the Way, we advise that the...
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IP Australia fee changes effective from 1 October 2020
IP Australia have announced changes to some of their fees, effective from 1st October 2020. The changes are intended to defer some of the costs to the renewal phase of...
IP Australia have announced changes to some of their fees, effective from 1st October 2020. The changes are intended to...
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Proposed changes to Australia’s Designs System
In late 2019, the Australian Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) called for public submissions on possible improvements to Australia’s Registered Designs System. Registered designs protect the visual appearance of...
In late 2019, the Australian Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) called for public submissions on possible improvements to Australia’s...
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Australian patents vs. designs: what are the differences?
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such as the United States, label an industrial design right as...
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such...
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How can design registration help stop online sales of counterfeit products?
Design Registration – Vanguard Against Counterfeits on E-commerce Platforms It has been previously discussed that design registration is often overlooked, yet can be just as valuable as other forms of...
Design Registration – Vanguard Against Counterfeits on E-commerce Platforms It has been previously discussed that design registration is often overlooked,...
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Australian Designs – Changes on the way
IP Australia has now released its proposals for implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP) to improve the Australian designs system. For background, in 2012 ACIP...
IP Australia has now released its proposals for implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP)...
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