Wait times to patent examination and how to influence them
In Australia, the time between requesting examination of a patent application and receipt of an Examination Report (ER) can take longer than the 12-month period targeted by IP Australia,...
In Australia, the time between requesting examination of a patent application and receipt of an Examination Report (ER) can...
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Do Australian privacy laws apply to me?
Clients regularly ask us whether they need to comply with Australian privacy laws. This question most often arises in the context of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), which...
Clients regularly ask us whether they need to comply with Australian privacy laws. This question most often arises in the...
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Trade Mark Classification of Virtual Goods and NFTs in Australia
Following on from our recent article regarding NFTs, the complicated relationship with real-world products, and trade marks office practices, on 10 August 2023, IP Australia released new guidance on...
Following on from our recent article regarding NFTs, the complicated relationship with real-world products, and trade marks office practices,...
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ToolGen unsuccessful in landmark CRISPR patent appeal
The Federal Court of Australia has delivered judgement in Australia’s landmark CRISPR patent dispute, finding that none of the claims in ToolGen Inc.’s patent application for platform CRISPR technologies...
The Federal Court of Australia has delivered judgement in Australia’s landmark CRISPR patent dispute, finding that none of the...
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Case study: A successful example of post-filing data to address the support issue under China patent practice
China previously applied stricter criteria for post-filing supplementary data during the examination of patent application, compared to other major patent systems. However, with the recent signing of an Economic...
China previously applied stricter criteria for post-filing supplementary data during the examination of patent application, compared to other major...
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Opposition success for Australian Manuka producers in Trans-Tasman tussle
Manuka Honey Appellation Society Incorporated v Australian Manuka Honey Association Limited NZIPOTM 19 (22 May 2023) In “one of the most complex and long running proceedings to have come...
Manuka Honey Appellation Society Incorporated v Australian Manuka Honey Association Limited NZIPOTM 19 (22 May 2023) In “one of...
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What is personal information under the Privacy Act?
The Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act) establishes the Federal legislative framework overseeing the collection and processing of private information relating to individuals in Australia. Whether information is subject...
The Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act) establishes the Federal legislative framework overseeing the collection and processing of private...
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