IP Australia fee changes effective from 1 October 2020
IP Australia have announced changes to some of their fees, effective from 1st October 2020. The changes are intended to defer some of the costs to the renewal phase of...
IP Australia have announced changes to some of their fees, effective from 1st October 2020. The changes are intended to...
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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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China Classification
Foreign brand owners can file trade mark applications in China as national applications or International Registrations (IRs) under the Madrid Protocol. There are pros and cons to each route and brand...
Foreign brand owners can file trade mark applications in China as national applications or International Registrations (IRs) under the Madrid...
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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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Facebook loses “FACEBOOK” trade mark in China
On 20 March 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) issued decisions to invalidate two of Facebook’s trade mark registrations in Class 42. This marks a huge setback...
On 20 March 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) issued decisions to invalidate two of Facebook’s trade...
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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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