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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GPPH – The Global Patent Prosecution Highway
What is it? The GPPH is a pilot program which will expedite examination in any of 13 participating Patent Offices based upon a favourable examination outcome in any one of...
What is it? The GPPH is a pilot program which will expedite examination in any of 13 participating Patent Offices...
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Patent Extensions of Time
The Raising the Bar amendments to the Australian Patents Act and Regulations has made it much more difficult to secure an extension of time for filing evidence in Australian...
The Raising the Bar amendments to the Australian Patents Act and Regulations has made it much more difficult to...
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Software & Computer-Related Inventions II – The Static Pendulum
As if to defy Newton’s second law, the metaphysical pendulum charting the state of the law in Australia on the patentability of software and computer-related inventions has been stopped...
As if to defy Newton’s second law, the metaphysical pendulum charting the state of the law in Australia on...
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Extensions of time
How long can you go? Australian patent law provides reasonably generous provisions for extending deadlines in the event that a critical date is missed. In particular, if an applicant or...
How long can you go? Australian patent law provides reasonably generous provisions for extending deadlines in the event that a...
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