Australia: Is an International Trade Mark Application right for you?
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application in each country of interest, via local attorneys (the ‘direct method’);...
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application...
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Spruson & Ferguson recognised in WTR 1000
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been highly recommended in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR). 
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been highly recommended in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000...
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What are unjustified threats and the rights of a patent owner?
Most patent owners will know that a patent will protect their inventions during the term of the patent. However, not many owners are familiar with the concept of unjustified threats. This article...
Most patent owners will know that a patent will protect their inventions during the term of the patent. However, not many...
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Myanmar’s new patent law
On 11 March 2019, the Myanmar Parliament enacted the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 7/2019 (“Patent Law”) heralding the dawn of a new era in patent registration in Myanmar. Whilst...
On 11 March 2019, the Myanmar Parliament enacted the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 7/2019 (“Patent Law”) heralding the dawn...
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Spruson & Ferguson practitioners receive recognition as WIPR Leaders 2020
Spruson & Ferguson principals Kristian Robinson, Coral Toh, Ken Hamilton, and Edward Genocchio have been named as WIPR Leaders 2020 in the World Intellectual Property Review ("WIPR") 2020. Kristian Robinson is the Managing Director of Spruson...
Spruson & Ferguson principals Kristian Robinson, Coral Toh, Ken Hamilton, and Edward Genocchio have been named as WIPR Leaders 2020 in the World Intellectual Property...
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Introduction of Original Grant Patent (OGP) System in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (“HKIPD”) made major reforms to the patent system in Hong Kong in December 2019, with the introduction of the original grant patent (“OGP”) system. The OGP...
The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (“HKIPD”) made major reforms to the patent system in Hong Kong in December 2019, with...
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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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China update: IP section in the China-US trade deal (phase one)
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed the phase one documentation of a new Economic and Trade...
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed...
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Invention ownership and patents: the importance of written agreements
Patent rights for an invention can be challenged if ownership is not 'rock-solid'. Written agreements play an important role in determining ownership and patent rights to an invention, and use of the...
Patent rights for an invention can be challenged if ownership is not 'rock-solid'. Written agreements play an important role in determining...
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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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