Australia Update: Changes to Translation Filing Requirements
Verified translations of international (PCT) patent applications not published in English will no longer be required to support entry of the application into the Australian national phase following impending changes to Australia’s...
Verified translations of international (PCT) patent applications not published in English will no longer be required to support entry of the...
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Myanmar’s Geographical Indication Law: Summary and Recommendation
We have previously discussed Myanmar’s new Trademark Law. It should also be noted that the same Law is also the primary legislation on the protection of geographical indications (GIs)...
We have previously discussed Myanmar’s new Trademark Law. It should also be noted that the same Law is also...
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China Government Releases New Regulation on Human Genetic Resource
On May 28, 2019, China’s State Council releases a new Regulation of Human Genetic Resources (the “Regulation”) which will become effective on July 1. For the life sciences industry and research organizations...
On May 28, 2019, China’s State Council releases a new Regulation of Human Genetic Resources (the “Regulation”) which will become effective on...
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Case Note: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd v Evergreen Television Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 71
Summary This Full Court Decision concerned whether Bauer Consumer Media Ltd and Bauer Media Pty Ltd (together, Bauer) had fairly put the Trade Mark Applicant, Evergreen Television Pty Ltd (Evergreen) on notice of...
Summary This Full Court Decision concerned whether Bauer Consumer Media Ltd and Bauer Media Pty Ltd (together, Bauer) had fairly put the...
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Case Note Re: Apple Inc v Swatch AG [2019] ATMO 19 (8 February 2019)
Apple Inc. (“Apple”) opposed the extension of protection to International Registrations designating Australia for SWATCH ONE MORE THING (IR no. 1261460/Australian application no. 1715688) and ONE MORE THING (IR...
Apple Inc. (“Apple”) opposed the extension of protection to International Registrations designating Australia for SWATCH ONE MORE THING (IR...
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IP Vietnam Starts PPH Pilot Program With KIPO
Effective from 1 June 2019, applicants can request accelerated examination at the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Vietnam) based on a favourable work product established by the Korean Intellectual Property Office...
Effective from 1 June 2019, applicants can request accelerated examination at the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Vietnam) based on...
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Spruson & Ferguson receives recognition from MIP across the Asia-Pacific
We are pleased to announce that Spruson & Ferguson has received multiple recognition in the Managing IP rankings this year, including being named a top tier firm for Patent Prosecution...
We are pleased to announce that Spruson & Ferguson has received multiple recognition in the Managing IP rankings this year,...
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Case Note: Davies V Lazer Safe Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 65
This case highlights the importance of construing claims using plain English meaning and not adding a “gloss” to the language of a claim. Background The primary judge held in Davies V...
This case highlights the importance of construing claims using plain English meaning and not adding a “gloss” to the...
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