JT International SA v Commonwealth [2012] HCA 43
On 5 October 2012, the High Court of Australia handed down written reasons, following orders made on 15 August 2012 in favour of the defendant in each of JT...
On 5 October 2012, the High Court of Australia handed down written reasons, following orders made on 15 August...
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Freeze on innovation funding lifted!
Pleasingly, a total of $652 million of long-awaited funding for medical research was last week allocated with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) announcing the outcomes of...
Pleasingly, a total of $652 million of long-awaited funding for medical research was last week allocated with the National...
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More Complete Provisionals
Provisional patent applications (referred to as “provs”) are filed to establish a priority date for an invention. They are, in effect, a draft of a “complete” patent application...
Provisional patent applications (referred to as “provs”) are filed to establish a priority date for an invention. They...
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New Zealand Trade Marks Law Update
It has been announced by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (“IPONZ”) that the Madrid Protocol will come into force in New Zealand on 10 December 2012. New...
It has been announced by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (“IPONZ”) that the Madrid Protocol will come...
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Review of AU Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions (PTEs)
The current provisions in the Australian Patents Act providing for extensions of term for pharmaceutical patents were introduced in 1998. They provide for an effective 15 year patent life...
The current provisions in the Australian Patents Act providing for extensions of term for pharmaceutical patents were introduced in...
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JT International SA v Commonwealth [2012] HCA 43
This was a case brought by JT International SA and the British American Tobacco group challenging the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Cth). Other tobacco companies, Philip Morris Limited,...
This was a case brought by JT International SA and the British American Tobacco group challenging the Tobacco Plain...
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Warranty Against Defects – Expiration of Transitional Grace Period
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has indicated that from October 2012, the “transitional arrangement” where the ACCC will take into account any practical difficulties for businesses in...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has indicated that from October 2012, the “transitional arrangement” where the ACCC...
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Time Warp Anyone??
Can there be patent infringement at a time when the relevant patent/application is not even in existence? Well apparently yes, according to Middleton J in Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v...
Can there be patent infringement at a time when the relevant patent/application is not even in existence? Well apparently yes,...
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