Methods of Treatment
The High Court of Australia, Australia’s highest court, has concluded that method of treatment claims can relate to patentable subject matter.
The High Court of Australia, Australia’s highest court, has concluded that method of treatment claims can relate to patentable...
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Landmark Judgement: Methods of Medical Treatment are Patentable
In a landmark decision1 the High Court of Australia has affirmed that methods of medical treatment of humans constitute patentable subject matter and, more specifically, that methods of medical...
In a landmark decision1 the High Court of Australia has affirmed that methods of medical treatment of humans constitute...
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Computer implemented business method patents – Where do we stand?
The patentability of computer related business methods in Australia was discussed in two recent Federal Court decisions: Research Affiliates and RPL Central. These decisions have created uncertainty in that...
The patentability of computer related business methods in Australia was discussed in two recent Federal Court decisions: Research Affiliates...
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Protecting Heritage Brands
The long running dispute between Fosters and Thunder Road Brewing has finally come to a close, with Fosters to retain ownership of the majority of their iconic beer brands...
The long running dispute between Fosters and Thunder Road Brewing has finally come to a close, with Fosters to...
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Turning the Screw: Protecting designs without breaking the bank
For IP holders seeking to certify a registered design, the effort and resources that could be needed to overcome any objections raised by the Examiner or a third party...
For IP holders seeking to certify a registered design, the effort and resources that could be needed to overcome...
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Bickford’s Australia Pty Ltd v Tata Sons Limited [2013] ATMO 100
This decision concerned two applications heard concurrently, the first being an action under section 52 (for opposition to the registration of a mark) and section 92 (for removal of...
This decision concerned two applications heard concurrently, the first being an action under section 52 (for opposition to the...
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The Enforcement Database
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (EOIIPR) recently launched a new database, The Enforcement Database, to strengthen the ties between intellectual property (IP) owners and police...
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (EOIIPR) recently launched a new database, The Enforcement Database, to...
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Jasco Pty (New Zealand) Limited v Kittrich Corporation [2013] ATMO 99
The application for the mark “Con-tact” by Kittrich Corporation was successfully opposed by Jasco Pty (New Zealand) Limited on the ground in s 44 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth). Although...
The application for the mark “Con-tact” by Kittrich Corporation was successfully opposed by Jasco Pty (New Zealand) Limited on...
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Irene Notaras [2013] ATMO 98
Irene Notaras, through the “Bon Trading Company” is the exclusive distributor of an Italian coffeemaker and seeks to have its shape registered as a composite trade mark. After three...
Irene Notaras, through the “Bon Trading Company” is the exclusive distributor of an Italian coffeemaker and seeks to have...
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Global Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot – Worthwhile?
Since 14th April 2008, IP Australia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have participated in a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot for accelerated examination. However, from...
Since 14th April 2008, IP Australia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have participated in a...
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Stella McCartney Limited v Wong Kwai Hua [2013] ATMO 96
Stella McCartney opposed the below trade mark application on grounds pursuant to sections 42, 43, 44, 59 and 60. In brief summary, the opponent’s main arguments were as follows: Section 43...
Stella McCartney opposed the below trade mark application on grounds pursuant to sections 42, 43, 44, 59 and 60. In...
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