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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Energy Beverages LLC v Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd [2019] ATMO 150
Energy Beverages LLC (“Energy Beverages”) opposed trade mark application No. 1819816 for the mark MOTHERSKY (“Opposed Mark”) for “coffee; coffee beans; chocolate” goods in class 30 and “coffee roasting; coffee grinding” services in...
Energy Beverages LLC (“Energy Beverages”) opposed trade mark application No. 1819816 for the mark MOTHERSKY (“Opposed Mark”) for “coffee; coffee beans;...
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Caterpillar Inc v FCA US LLC [2019] ATMO 148
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application Nos. 1883749 and 1895918 for the marks HELLCAT (“Opposed Mark”) in class 12 for motor vehicle and engine goods in...
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application Nos. 1883749 and 1895918 for the marks HELLCAT (“Opposed Mark”)...
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Conference poster presentations as prior art for the assessment of novelty of a later patent application
Conferences are an important way for scientists and researchers to share and promote their research. They typically include poster presentation sessions where researchers present their findings. Conferences help generate interest in the scientific community...
Conferences are an important way for scientists and researchers to share and promote their research. They typically include poster presentation sessions...
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Spruson & Ferguson practitioners recognised as MIP Rising Stars
Spruson & Ferguson practitioners Rory Anderson, Michelle Lee and Grace Wong have been recognised as Managing Intellectually Property (MIP) Rising Stars in the 2019 IP STARS ranking. Rory Anderson and Michelle Lee are Senior Associates of...
Spruson & Ferguson practitioners Rory Anderson, Michelle Lee and Grace Wong have been recognised as Managing Intellectually Property (MIP) Rising Stars in the 2019 IP STARS...
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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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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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