2022 Spruson & Ferguson Promotions
Spruson & Ferguson are proud to announce the appointment of eight new Principals across the firm as part of the 2022 promotions. The appointments were part of a broader group...
Spruson & Ferguson are proud to announce the appointment of eight new Principals across the firm as part of...
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China steps up its efforts in combatting bad faith trade mark filings
In a recent press conference held by the China State Council Information Office, HE Zhimin, Deputy Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) stated that in the...
In a recent press conference held by the China State Council Information Office, HE Zhimin, Deputy Commissioner of the...
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Spruson & Ferguson IP Stars for 2022
We are proud to announce Spruson & Ferguson practitioners were recently recognised in the Managing Intellectually Property (MIP) 2022 IP STARS for their exceptional standard of IP service delivery across...
We are proud to announce Spruson & Ferguson practitioners were recently recognised in the Managing Intellectually Property (MIP) 2022 IP...
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Claim Construction: What’s it essentially all about?
When considering the boundaries of the monopoly associated with a patent, it is necessary to interpret the claims of the patent accurately to properly stake out the metes and...
When considering the boundaries of the monopoly associated with a patent, it is necessary to interpret the claims of...
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Inventive concept is at the heart of entitlement
Introduction Following on from our previous article where we looked at the options to contest entitlement at the Australian Patent Office under the Patents Act 1990 (under section 36 and...
Introduction Following on from our previous article where we looked at the options to contest entitlement at the Australian Patent...
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Thailand – updated trade mark examination guidelines
Effective as of 17 January 2022, a new Registrar’s Examination Manual (“Examination Manual”) has replaced the existing guidelines which seek to ensure that trade mark examinations are in alignment...
Effective as of 17 January 2022, a new Registrar’s Examination Manual (“Examination Manual”) has replaced the existing guidelines which...
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‘Suffering Succotash’: Someone stole my IP!
Introduction The first thought that likely comes to mind when people think of IP theft is corporate espionage. This might involve a nefarious individual who has managed to join a...
Introduction The first thought that likely comes to mind when people think of IP theft is corporate espionage. This might...
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IPOS extends SG IP FAST Programme and ends File-To-Grant Programme
The following article provides updates on accelerated examination options in Singapore. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently announced that it will extend the SG IP FAST programme...
The following article provides updates on accelerated examination options in Singapore. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently...
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South Korea signals intention to join the CPTPP (the “IP lite” TPP)
South Korea has recently decided to join the “CPTPP”, otherwise known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.   The CPTPP is what remains of the “TPPA-11” (which...
South Korea has recently decided to join the “CPTPP”, otherwise known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific...
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IP Australia releases the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2022
IP Australia have just released their tenth edition of the 'Australian Intellectual Property Report' (the Report), and for those with an interest in the number of filings in the...
IP Australia have just released their tenth edition of the 'Australian Intellectual Property Report' (the Report), and for those...
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