The old made new again?
The Thunder Road Brewing Company has challenged Foster’s ownership of more than 50 registered trade marks covering historic Australian beers.  A decision on the hearing is expected from the...
The Thunder Road Brewing Company has challenged Foster’s ownership of more than 50 registered trade marks covering historic Australian...
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The importance of the computer
The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down a long awaited decision considering the patentability...
The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down a long awaited decision considering the patentability...
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What are ‘trade mark rights’ and how are they infringed?
In Australia, it is generally only possible to stop another person trading under a particular ‘brand’ name by relying on trade mark rights. Trade mark rights can be registered and/or...
In Australia, it is generally only possible to stop another person trading under a particular ‘brand’ name by relying...
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The Bar has Risen
Australian patent practitioners have been aware of the changes since the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2011 came into force on 15 April 2012, however most...
Australian patent practitioners have been aware of the changes since the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act...
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Service in focus
Recent changes to the Patents and Trade Marks Acts in April 2013 involve changes in procedural matters...
Recent changes to the Patents and Trade Marks Acts in April 2013 involve changes in procedural matters...
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Trade mark opposition changes
As you will have seen from previous blog posts, IP laws in Australia are changing from next Monday, 15 April 2013. Although most of the changes are directed towards...
As you will have seen from previous blog posts, IP laws in Australia are changing from next Monday, 15...
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Innovation Patent Bar Raised Too
The Raising the Bar Act will introduce significant changes to Australia’s Patents Act on 15 April 2013. While the impact of the Raising the Bar Act on standard...
The Raising the Bar Act will introduce significant changes to Australia’s Patents Act on 15 April 2013. While...
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The Fall of Omnibus Claims
Australia’s “Raising the Bar Act” is set to take effect 15 April 2013. One of the provisions of the new law is that omnibus claims will no longer be...
Australia’s “Raising the Bar Act” is set to take effect 15 April 2013. One of the provisions of the...
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Pharmaceutical Patents Review Recommends Restriction of PTEs/SPCs
In our news alert of 21 November 2012 we drew attention to the Review of Pharmaceutical Patents which was announced by the Australian Government and we raised concerns about...
In our news alert of 21 November 2012 we drew attention to the Review of Pharmaceutical Patents which was...
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They Don’t Really Own MY Genes, do they?
No, not yours or anyone else’s. A gene patent does not give the patentee ownership of a gene in your body.
No, not yours or anyone else’s. A gene patent does not give the patentee ownership of a gene in...
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Copyright Protection
Copyright protects the expression in material form of ideas or information. Copyright protection may be enjoyed by, for example, a book, a sculpture, a song or a picture.  Unlike...
Copyright protects the expression in material form of ideas or information. Copyright protection may be enjoyed by, for example,...
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