Streamlined process for Trans-Tasman Patent Applications approved
The New Zealand Government has finally approved a proposal to implement a streamlined patent application process between Australia and New Zealand. This development comes hot on the heels of...
The New Zealand Government has finally approved a proposal to implement a streamlined patent application process between Australia and...
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Designs: How close is close enough to infringe?
How close to an Australian registered design does a later design need to be to infringe it? Designs relate to the visual appearance of a product. According to s71...
How close to an Australian registered design does a later design need to be to infringe it? Designs relate...
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Mastronardi Produce Ltd [2013] ATMO 83
The applicant applied to register its trade mark ZIMA in relation to tomatoes in Class 31. The application was objected to by the Trade Marks Office on the grounds of...
The applicant applied to register its trade mark ZIMA in relation to tomatoes in Class 31. The application was objected...
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Patentability of Computer Programs in New Zealand: Still Possible
On 28 August 2013, the Patents Bill finally completed its passage through the New Zealand Parliament, passing its third and final reading. Once in force, the new Patents...
On 28 August 2013, the Patents Bill finally completed its passage through the New Zealand Parliament, passing its third...
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Russell Brands LLC v Christopher Russell [2013] ATMO 81
Mr Russell’s application for the below trade mark for clothing in Class 25 was opposed by Russell Brands LLC, the owner of the RUSSELL ATHLETIC brand and trade marks. The...
Mr Russell’s application for the below trade mark for clothing in Class 25 was opposed by Russell Brands LLC,...
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Update on SCRABBLE Tiles
It is often interesting to look at the things people try to get trade mark registrations for, and the disputes that can arise. One such dispute was recently heard...
It is often interesting to look at the things people try to get trade mark registrations for, and the...
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The future for Innovation Patents in Australia
Australia’s second tier patent system, the innovation patent system, was introduced primarily to provide patent protection for incremental and “lower level inventions” that did not meet the necessary requirements...
Australia’s second tier patent system, the innovation patent system, was introduced primarily to provide patent protection for incremental and...
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Australian Trade Marks Office’s Fusion on INN Stems
The Australian Trade Marks Office has, in recent years, taken a very strict approach with regard to pharmaceutical trade marks that include a word having an INN stem. ...
The Australian Trade Marks Office has, in recent years, taken a very strict approach with regard to pharmaceutical trade...
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Colour trade marks – still difficult to register
Under Australian trade mark law, a colour or combination of colours may be registered as a trade mark. However, a recent decision by the Trade Marks Office highlights some...
Under Australian trade mark law, a colour or combination of colours may be registered as a trade mark. However,...
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