Breakthrough on private label goods – What does it mean for brand owners?
In November 2013, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) announced that it had reached an agreement with Australia’s two largest supermarket retailers, Coles and Woolworths, on the terms...
In November 2013, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) announced that it had reached an agreement with Australia’s...
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India Information Sheet 2014
The Indian Patent Office (IPIndia) has published an amendment to the Patent Rules, which has come into effect on 28 February 2014. For your ease of reference, we have...
The Indian Patent Office (IPIndia) has published an amendment to the Patent Rules, which has come into effect on...
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Gregory Paul Roebuck v News Limited [2014] ATMO 19
News Limited, having progressively filing a body of evidence, was able to obtain registration of its trade mark CARSGUIDE after five adverse reports refusing the registration under section 41. ...
News Limited, having progressively filing a body of evidence, was able to obtain registration of its trade mark CARSGUIDE...
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Dick Smith Investments Pty Ltd v Roger John Ramsey [2014] ATMO 16
Dick Smith held Australian Trade Mark Registration No. 811789 for OZEMITE. Roger John Ramsey and another hold Australian Trade Mark Registration No. 874833 for AUSSIE MITE. Both trade marks cover ‘spreads’...
Dick Smith held Australian Trade Mark Registration No. 811789 for OZEMITE. Roger John Ramsey and another hold Australian Trade Mark...
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The End of the Pharmaceutical Patents Review in Australia
In what has been a particularly busy couple of years in terms of reviews and changes to the patent system in Australia one of the major reviews of interest...
In what has been a particularly busy couple of years in terms of reviews and changes to the patent...
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Inventive Step Evidence Fails to Find Traction with the Federal Court
Establishing whether an invention involves an inventive step may at times equate to determining the length of the proverbial piece of string. In Cronk v Commissioner of Patents ...
Establishing whether an invention involves an inventive step may at times equate to determining the length of the proverbial...
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Inventive in 1952. Not so Inventive in 2014
No component of Australian patent law has invoked as much drama or evolved as much as “inventive step/obviousness”. Obviousness has long been considered an abstract idea. Nevertheless, legislators have...
No component of Australian patent law has invoked as much drama or evolved as much as “inventive step/obviousness”. Obviousness...
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Microsoft Buys Nokia Patents
Microsoft’s Nokia Acquisition in China Expected to Face Limits on Patent Licensing Fees. A recently published report suggests that China's Ministry of Commerce may consider antitrust violations if Microsoft is...
Microsoft’s Nokia Acquisition in China Expected to Face Limits on Patent Licensing Fees. A recently published report suggests that China's...
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Western Australian Land Authority [2014] ATMO 10
This case was an ex parte hearing following an adverse report for the Trade Marks Office examiner. The Applicant is known by the name LandCorp, and is the...
This case was an ex parte hearing following an adverse report for the Trade Marks Office examiner. The...
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OMS Investments Inc. v DuluxGroup Australia Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 9
Dulux Group applied to register WEED ‘N’ FEED for a range of goods including fertilisers and fungicides.  The trade mark was originally accepted for registration on the basis of...
Dulux Group applied to register WEED ‘N’ FEED for a range of goods including fertilisers and fungicides.  The trade...
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