Proposed changes to Australia’s Designs System
In late 2019, the Australian Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) called for public submissions on possible improvements to Australia’s Registered Designs System. Registered designs protect the visual appearance of...
In late 2019, the Australian Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) called for public submissions on possible improvements to Australia’s...
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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 2020 promotions. The appointments have been made in the firm’s...
Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Principals across the firm as part of...
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Battle of the IRON CHEF trade marks
Fuji Television Network Inc v Iron Chef Pizza Pty Ltd (2020) ATMO 107 (18 June 2020)  This decision concerns an opposition by Fuji Television Network Inc (“Fuji Television”) to an...
Fuji Television Network Inc v Iron Chef Pizza Pty Ltd (2020) ATMO 107 (18 June 2020)  This decision concerns an...
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Australian patents vs. designs: what are the differences?
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such as the United States, label an industrial design right as...
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such...
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How can design registration help stop online sales of counterfeit products?
Design Registration – Vanguard Against Counterfeits on E-commerce Platforms It has been previously discussed that design registration is often overlooked, yet can be just as valuable as other forms of...
Design Registration – Vanguard Against Counterfeits on E-commerce Platforms It has been previously discussed that design registration is often overlooked,...
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Enablement and Plausibility – is a guess good enough?
The Australian enablement requirement was introduced with the IP Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 that came into effect on 15 April 2013. However, some seven years later...
The Australian enablement requirement was introduced with the IP Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 that came into...
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