“Substantially” as a proviso in patent claims?
Many patent claims use word like “substantially” or “basically” or “fundamentally” as a proviso to a more absolute term, particularly in relation to shapes.  You often see phrases like...
Many patent claims use word like “substantially” or “basically” or “fundamentally” as a proviso to a more absolute term,...
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Trade Mark Official Fee Changes at IP Australia
IP Australia has recently announced changes to the official fees payable for various trade mark matters to encourage use of IP Australia's "approved means" for filing of applications and...
IP Australia has recently announced changes to the official fees payable for various trade mark matters to encourage use...
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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill received Royal Assent from the Governor General on 15 April 2012. The amendments relating to the Trade Marks Act 1995...
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill received Royal Assent from the Governor General on 15 April...
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A new national system for Australian Business Name Registrations
A national registration system, administered by the ASIC, commenced on 28 May 2012. This new system streamlines the business name registration process.
A national registration system, administered by the ASIC, commenced on 28 May 2012. This new system streamlines the business...
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New National Business Names Registration System Begins 28 May 2012
As announced in our earlier newsletter, a new National Business Names Registration System will replace the current State and Territory Registers. The new national system, which will be administrated...
As announced in our earlier newsletter, a new National Business Names Registration System will replace the current State and...
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Fourth Anniversary Patent Renewal Fee Introduced
There is, though, a significant new official patent fee: a fourth anniversary renewal fee. In other words, renewal fees for Australian standard patent applications become payable a year sooner.
There is, though, a significant new official patent fee: a fourth anniversary renewal fee. In other words, renewal fees...
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Raising the Bar Bill Becomes Law
Our News Alert of 29 February 2012 noted that the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 had been passed unamended by the Senate and introduced...
Our News Alert of 29 February 2012 noted that the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011...
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