Is the Invention Useful?
On 15 April 2013 the remaining schedules of the Raising the Bar Act will come into force. These schedules include some of the most significant amendments to the...
On 15 April 2013 the remaining schedules of the Raising the Bar Act will come into force. These...
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Trade Mark Registration in the Pacific Islands
There have been a number of changes to the legislation in various countries in the South Pacific over the last 12 months including new Trade Marks Acts in Vanuatu...
There have been a number of changes to the legislation in various countries in the South Pacific over the...
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Business Sales and Purchases
The purchase or sale of a business involves many considerations. A key issue for both buyers and sellers is whether that business has adequate protection for intellectual property. Every business...
The purchase or sale of a business involves many considerations. A key issue for both buyers and sellers is...
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Raising the (Patent) Bar: the fine points of detail
Our News Alert of 17 April 2012 advised that the Raising the Bar Bill had received Royal Assent and the amendments to the Patents Act will come into force...
Our News Alert of 17 April 2012 advised that the Raising the Bar Bill had received Royal Assent and...
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How attorneys shop online!
With the holiday season approaching, consumers in Australia and around the world are turning to online retailers to fill their shopping baskets. However, organisations such as the International Trademark Association...
With the holiday season approaching, consumers in Australia and around the world are turning to online retailers to fill...
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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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