Taiwan’s Accelerated Examination
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has recently announced green technology as a new category of application or invention eligible for expedited examination under TIPO’s existing Accelerated Examination Program...
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has recently announced green technology as a new category of application or invention...
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The AIM Incentive
The Australian government is looking into introducing a scheme to provide tax incentives to companies that exploit Australian innovation in Australia. By way of background, such schemes, commonly referred to...
The Australian government is looking into introducing a scheme to provide tax incentives to companies that exploit Australian innovation...
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IPOS ’ IP Competency Framework to be Adopted by LawSoc, ASPA & IES
Following the launch of the first-of-its-kind Intellectual Property Competency Framework (IPCF) last year, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has concluded three new agreements on its adoption today.
Following the launch of the first-of-its-kind Intellectual Property Competency Framework (IPCF) last year, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore...
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Domain Shield Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 30
Application for registration of the trade mark DOMAIN SHIELD in relation to business services and services relating to the ‘compilation, creation and maintenance of a register of domain names’...
Application for registration of the trade mark DOMAIN SHIELD in relation to business services and services relating to the...
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End of the line for service marks in Fiji?
The registrability of service marks in Fiji appears to be under threat. The once usual practice of the Fijian Registrar accepting these marks despite the lack of express provisions...
The registrability of service marks in Fiji appears to be under threat. The once usual practice of the Fijian...
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Hasbro, Inc v MogensRudSvendsen [2014] ATMO 29
Applicant applied for registration of the stylised trade mark QLUDO (shown below) for a range of goods in Classes 9 and 25.
Applicant applied for registration of the stylised trade mark QLUDO (shown below) for a range of goods in Classes...
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Proposed Fees – The New Zealand Patents Act 2013
The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 (the New Act) received Royal Assent on Friday 13th of September 2013. The New Act will commence fully on 13 September 2014. ...
The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 (the New Act) received Royal Assent on Friday 13th of September 2013. The...
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TchenKilTchun [2014] ATMO 28
Applicant applied to register the trade mark LANCASTER in relation to leather goods and belts. An objection was raised by the Trade Marks Office that the trade mark...
Applicant applied to register the trade mark LANCASTER in relation to leather goods and belts. An objection was...
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What to be aware of when filing a trade mark application
A recent Australian Trade Marks Office decision highlighted the need to not only list the correct goods for a trade mark, but to also list the goods in the...
A recent Australian Trade Marks Office decision highlighted the need to not only list the correct goods for a...
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Australia Enhances Capability to Rectify Patent Register
A decision of the Australian Federal Court in February 2014 provides a prompt for a reminder about changes last year regarding rectification of the Register of Patents (“Register”). On...
A decision of the Australian Federal Court in February 2014 provides a prompt for a reminder about changes last...
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Win for patent pools
The Federal Court of Australia recently considered in MPEG LA, L.L.C. v Regency Media Pty Ltd FCA 180 (6 March 2014) the statutory right to terminate a contract...
The Federal Court of Australia recently considered in MPEG LA, L.L.C. v Regency Media Pty Ltd FCA 180...
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