Global Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot – Worthwhile?
Since 14th April 2008, IP Australia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have participated in a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot for accelerated examination. However, from...
Since 14th April 2008, IP Australia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have participated in a...
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Stella McCartney Limited v Wong Kwai Hua [2013] ATMO 96
Stella McCartney opposed the below trade mark application on grounds pursuant to sections 42, 43, 44, 59 and 60. In brief summary, the opponent’s main arguments were as follows: Section 43...
Stella McCartney opposed the below trade mark application on grounds pursuant to sections 42, 43, 44, 59 and 60. In...
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GPPH – The Global Patent Prosecution Highway
What is it? The GPPH is a pilot program which will expedite examination in any of 13 participating Patent Offices based upon a favourable examination outcome in any one of...
What is it? The GPPH is a pilot program which will expedite examination in any of 13 participating Patent Offices...
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Patent Extensions of Time
The Raising the Bar amendments to the Australian Patents Act and Regulations has made it much more difficult to secure an extension of time for filing evidence in Australian...
The Raising the Bar amendments to the Australian Patents Act and Regulations has made it much more difficult to...
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Software & Computer-Related Inventions II – The Static Pendulum
As if to defy Newton’s second law, the metaphysical pendulum charting the state of the law in Australia on the patentability of software and computer-related inventions has been stopped...
As if to defy Newton’s second law, the metaphysical pendulum charting the state of the law in Australia on...
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Extensions of time
How long can you go? Australian patent law provides reasonably generous provisions for extending deadlines in the event that a critical date is missed. In particular, if an applicant or...
How long can you go? Australian patent law provides reasonably generous provisions for extending deadlines in the event that a...
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Barton & Guestier S.A.S v Anthony Barton [2013] ATMO 95
Barton & Guestier filed an opposition to Anthony Barton’s trade mark application for BARTON & BARTON in relation to wine and similar services, pressing grounds under section 41 (that...
Barton & Guestier filed an opposition to Anthony Barton’s trade mark application for BARTON & BARTON in relation to...
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Sanofi v Eremad Pty Ltd [2013] ATMO 94
This matter concerned an opposition to registration of the mark CLOVIX 75 in respect of class 5 Pharmaceutical preparations being products containing clopidogrel. The mark was opposed by French...
This matter concerned an opposition to registration of the mark CLOVIX 75 in respect of class 5 Pharmaceutical preparations...
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Siltech Pty Ltd v Quantum Corporation [2013] ATMO 93
This case concerned an application to remove a trade mark from the register for non-use under section 92 of the Act. Quantum Corporation sought to remove the mark QUANTUM registered...
This case concerned an application to remove a trade mark from the register for non-use under section 92 of...
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Pfizer Products Inc v Global Exporters Limited [2013] ATMO 92
This case concerned an opposition by Pfizer to the mark VEGETAL VIGRA in respect of class 5 health food supplements. Pfizer manufactures and markets the drug ‘Viagra’ for treatment of...
This case concerned an opposition by Pfizer to the mark VEGETAL VIGRA in respect of class 5 health food...
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Beck Hansen v Brauerei Beck GmbH & Co KG [2013] ATMO 91
Opposition by the Opponent against the application for removal for non-use during the three year period ending 14 May 2011, under s 92(4)(b) of the Trade Marks...
Opposition by the Opponent against the application for removal for non-use during the three year period ending...
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