Australian Trade marks – register and forget right? Wrong!
IP IN DEPTH A trade mark, once registered, remains in force for 10 years from the filing date of the application. The registration can be renewed indefinitely upon the payment...
IP IN DEPTH A trade mark, once registered, remains in force for 10 years from the filing date of the...
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A Question of Privacy
In a recently granted patent (US No. 8,510,166), Google describes a “head mounted device”, for example hi-tech glasses, that tracks eye movement and monitors reactions to external stimuli, including...
In a recently granted patent (US No. 8,510,166), Google describes a “head mounted device”, for example hi-tech glasses, that...
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Entitlement under “Raising the Bar” tested
The Federal Court of Australia recently had the opportunity to review an  aspect of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (the Raising the Bar Act),...
The Federal Court of Australia recently had the opportunity to review an  aspect of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment...
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News Alert on India & China
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has issued a decision to revoke two of Allergan's patents covering the drugs Ganfort and Combigan used in the treatment of Glaucoma; Indian...
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has issued a decision to revoke two of Allergan's patents covering the drugs...
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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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Myriad Sues… Again!
From an earlier blog posted in June this year, you will be aware that, in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (13 June 2013), the Supreme Court ruled...
From an earlier blog posted in June this year, you will be aware that, in Association for Molecular Pathology...
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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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