Australia: Is an International Trade Mark Application right for you?
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application in each country of interest, via local attorneys (the ‘direct method’);...
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application...
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Spruson & Ferguson recognised in WTR 1000
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been highly recommended in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR). 
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been highly recommended in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000...
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What are unjustified threats and the rights of a patent owner?
Most patent owners will know that a patent will protect their inventions during the term of the patent. However, not many owners are familiar with the concept of unjustified threats. This article...
Most patent owners will know that a patent will protect their inventions during the term of the patent. However, not many...
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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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