EBAY successful in opposition against TRADIEBAY
eBay Inc. has successfully opposed an application to register TRADIEBAY as a trade mark in respect of goods and services that included paper, cardboard and goods made from these...
eBay Inc. has successfully opposed an application to register TRADIEBAY as a trade mark in respect of goods and...
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More changes on the way to the Australian Patents Act
The dust hasn’t settled on the recent substantial changes to the Australian Patents Act (the ‘Raising The Bar’ amendments) and yet more changes are now proposed.
The dust hasn’t settled on the recent substantial changes to the Australian Patents Act (the ‘Raising The Bar’ amendments)...
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Uncertainty about Software Continues
Recent court decisions in the U.S. and Australia seem to indicate that the uncertainty regarding software inventions will continue. In Australia, the Federal Court recently determined that “n the case...
Recent court decisions in the U.S. and Australia seem to indicate that the uncertainty regarding software inventions will continue. In...
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Apple’s Frameless Monitor Framed
Apple’s Frameless Monitor Framed as Non-Distinctive and Revoked in view of its Prior Disclosure of Framed Monitor  The Australian Designs Office The Australian Designs Office, in its first published decision for...
Apple’s Frameless Monitor Framed as Non-Distinctive and Revoked in view of its Prior Disclosure of Framed Monitor  The Australian Designs...
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The old made new again?
The Thunder Road Brewing Company has challenged Foster’s ownership of more than 50 registered trade marks covering historic Australian beers.  A decision on the hearing is expected from the...
The Thunder Road Brewing Company has challenged Foster’s ownership of more than 50 registered trade marks covering historic Australian...
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The importance of the computer
The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down a long awaited decision considering the patentability...
The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down a long awaited decision considering the patentability...
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What are ‘trade mark rights’ and how are they infringed?
In Australia, it is generally only possible to stop another person trading under a particular ‘brand’ name by relying on trade mark rights. Trade mark rights can be registered and/or...
In Australia, it is generally only possible to stop another person trading under a particular ‘brand’ name by relying...
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The Bar has Risen
Australian patent practitioners have been aware of the changes since the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2011 came into force on 15 April 2012, however most...
Australian patent practitioners have been aware of the changes since the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act...
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Service in focus
Recent changes to the Patents and Trade Marks Acts in April 2013 involve changes in procedural matters...
Recent changes to the Patents and Trade Marks Acts in April 2013 involve changes in procedural matters...
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Trade mark opposition changes
As you will have seen from previous blog posts, IP laws in Australia are changing from next Monday, 15 April 2013. Although most of the changes are directed towards...
As you will have seen from previous blog posts, IP laws in Australia are changing from next Monday, 15...
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The Fall of Omnibus Claims
Australia’s “Raising the Bar Act” is set to take effect 15 April 2013. One of the provisions of the new law is that omnibus claims will no longer be...
Australia’s “Raising the Bar Act” is set to take effect 15 April 2013. One of the provisions of the...
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Pharmaceutical Patents Review Recommends Restriction of PTEs/SPCs
In our news alert of 21 November 2012 we drew attention to the Review of Pharmaceutical Patents which was announced by the Australian Government and we raised concerns about...
In our news alert of 21 November 2012 we drew attention to the Review of Pharmaceutical Patents which was...
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