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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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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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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