Generic or Not Generic, That is the Question
Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd  FCAFC 161 (13 September 2019) In a unanimous decision, an extended bench of the Full Federal Court dismissed an appeal in...
Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd  FCAFC 161 (13 September 2019) In a unanimous decision, an extended...
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Current Snapshot of the Licensing of SEPs in Australia
Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) play an important role in the development and promotion of new technology and highly standardised industries, such as telecommunications, information technology and consumer electronics industries. Special licensing terms...
Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) play an important role in the development and promotion of new technology and highly standardised industries,...
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Australia Update: Get Your Intellectual Property Contracts Compliant by 13 September 2019 (Changes to ACCC Guidelines)
In July, we reported that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had released draft guidelines in relation to the application of competition law to IP licensing, following the repeal of section...
In July, we reported that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had released draft guidelines in relation to the application...
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Caterpillar Inc V Puma SE [2019] ATMO 99 (28 June 2019)
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application No. 1803303 for the mark PROCAT (stylised) in classes 18 and 25 in the name of Puma SE (“Puma”). Caterpillar’s...
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application No. 1803303 for the mark PROCAT (stylised) in classes 18...
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Campbell soup’s UNCANNED not Canned
Campbell Soup Company ATMO 84 (31 May 2019) Campbell Soup Company (“Campbell”) applied to be heard on its Trade Mark Application No. 1887774 UNCANNED following objection by the Australian...
Campbell Soup Company ATMO 84 (31 May 2019) Campbell Soup Company (“Campbell”) applied to be heard on its Trade...
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IRIDE, MY RIDE, Can We All Ride?
Sheppard Cycles Australia Pty Ltd v iRIDE Limited NZIPOTM 18 (19 July 2019) IRIDE Limited (IRIDE) opposed registration of Application No. 1066251 MY RIDE by Sheppard Cycles Australia Pty...
Sheppard Cycles Australia Pty Ltd v iRIDE Limited NZIPOTM 18 (19 July 2019) IRIDE Limited (IRIDE) opposed registration of...
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Significant Reduction in Trade Mark Official Fees in China
On 28 June 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released a lowering of fees notice in relation to Chinese trade marks and patents as part of the...
On 28 June 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released a lowering of fees notice in relation...
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Diagnostic Methods in Australia
In Sequenom, Inc. v Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. FCA 1011, the Federal Court confirmed that diagnostic methods are patentable subject-matter in Australia. This will be a satisfying result for...
In Sequenom, Inc. v Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. FCA 1011, the Federal Court confirmed that diagnostic methods are patentable...
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Spruson & Ferguson Appoints New Of Counsel, Ken Bolton
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Bolton, who joins the firm in the position of Of Counsel. Ken will be joining the EICT (engineering,...
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Bolton, who joins the firm in the position...
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Spruson & Ferguson Appoints Four New Principals
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Principals across the firm as part of the 2019 promotions. The appointments have been made in the firm’s Sydney, Brisbane,...
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Principals across the firm as part of the 2019...
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Case Note: H Lundbeck A/S v Sandoz Pty Ltd [2019] APO 18
In the recent Australian Patent Office decision of H Lundbeck A/S v Sandoz Pty Ltd APO 18 (11 April 2019), Sandoz was successful in its application for a compulsory licence to protect its...
In the recent Australian Patent Office decision of H Lundbeck A/S v Sandoz Pty Ltd APO 18 (11 April 2019), Sandoz was...
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