Superfast
On 17 April 2013, whilst we were contemplating a ‘raised bar’ for patents in Australia, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched a consultation process for a “superfast” patent...
On 17 April 2013, whilst we were contemplating a ‘raised bar’ for patents in Australia, the UK Intellectual Property...
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Stiff competition?
To the detriment of Pfizer, the European patent that has protected Viagra from copy-cat generic companies for over a decade expired last Friday. As a bit of history, Sildenafil (Citrate),...
To the detriment of Pfizer, the European patent that has protected Viagra from copy-cat generic companies for over a...
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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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Speedier process for Singapore patent applicants in China
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has announced the implementation of a two-year Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme with the People's Republic of China (SIPO). The pilot programme...
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has announced the implementation of a two-year Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme...
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New PCT Countries
In the past 12 months, two new countries have become signatories to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), while a third will become bound to the PCT in August 2013. ...
In the past 12 months, two new countries have become signatories to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), while a...
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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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