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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ACCC succeeds in Full Federal Court decision against Google
In a recent decision handed down by the Full Federal Court of Australia, Google Inc. ("Google") was found to have engaged in conduct that was misleading or deceptive, or...
In a recent decision handed down by the Full Federal Court of Australia, Google Inc. ("Google") was found to...
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Statistical Support for IP in US
About 27.1 million jobs in 2010 were in industries that rely heavily on intellectual property protections, and another 12.9 million positions were indirectly affected. The 75 industries deemed “IP-intensive”...
About 27.1 million jobs in 2010 were in industries that rely heavily on intellectual property protections, and another 12.9...
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Copyright infringement
Copyright is perhaps the most well-known but most misunderstood intellectual property right. The most misunderstood part of copyright is probably when is copyright infringed. Copyright is infringed when a person uses...
Copyright is perhaps the most well-known but most misunderstood intellectual property right. The most misunderstood part of copyright is probably...
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Patent reform in Australia
On 20 March 2012 the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 was passed by the House of Representatives.
On 20 March 2012 the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 was passed by the House...
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IP Lawsuits on Contingency
In the last decade, a substantial market has begun to develop for contingent fee representation (“No Win – No fee cases) in US IP litigation. In the past, IP litigation...
In the last decade, a substantial market has begun to develop for contingent fee representation (“No Win – No...
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Bar Raised (Almost) For Patent Applicants
Our News Alert of 24 June 2011 noted that the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 had been introduced to the Australian Parliament.
Our News Alert of 24 June 2011 noted that the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011...
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Failure to Deliver!!!
A recent Canadian decision has invalidated most of the claims of a patent for failure to meet the lack of utility. This decision may give some guidance to applicants...
A recent Canadian decision has invalidated most of the claims of a patent for failure to meet the lack...
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No-Tox v BOTOX: Is reputation a help or hindrance?
Despite evidence of substantial consumer awareness of the reputation of a well-known mark, the Federal Court has been prepared to hold a later mark which may still be considered...
Despite evidence of substantial consumer awareness of the reputation of a well-known mark, the Federal Court has been prepared...
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