Recognised as Australian Patent Firm of the Year at Asia IP Awards
Polled from over 5,000 in-house counsels across Asia, Europe and the Americas by Asia IP magazine, we are pleased to announce that Spruson & Ferguson has been recognised as...
Polled from over 5,000 in-house counsels across Asia, Europe and the Americas by Asia IP magazine, we are pleased...
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Howden Australia Pty Ltd v Minetek Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 981
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has taken place, and in particular, the difficulty in linking the...
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has...
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Now Effective: New Amendments to Guidelines for Patent Examination of CNIPA
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as of 1 November 2019. Compared with the draft amendments published on...
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as...
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MALAYSIA: Court Rules ‘Lip Tattoo’ Is Not Generic Phrase
In Shizens Cosmetic Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd v. LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics (M) Sdn Bhd, Civil Suit No: WA-24IP-21-11/2017 (Mar. 19, 2019), the plaintiff is the owner of trademark Registration...
In Shizens Cosmetic Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd v. LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics (M) Sdn Bhd, Civil Suit No: WA-24IP-21-11/2017 (Mar....
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Direct Registration – Second Level .au Domain Names Delayed but Coming
Back in 2016, .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the governing body for .au domain names, approved the introduction of second level .au domain name registrations, also known as “direct registrations” (for example: mydomain.au)....
Back in 2016, .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the governing body for .au domain names, approved the introduction of second level...
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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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New Zealand Update: Time to Examine Your Potential Patent Fees
Following our previous updates in November 2018 and April 2019, we now have certainty regarding patent fee increases in New Zealand.  Cabinet and the Executive Council of the New...
Following our previous updates in November 2018 and April 2019, we now have certainty regarding patent fee increases in...
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