Colour trade marks – still difficult to register
Under Australian trade mark law, a colour or combination of colours may be registered as a trade mark. However, a recent decision by the Trade Marks Office highlights some...
Under Australian trade mark law, a colour or combination of colours may be registered as a trade mark. However,...
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A Divergence in Opinions on Software Inventions
Recent court decisions in the U.S. and Australia seem to indicate a divergence of opinions regarding software inventions between the two countries.  In Australia, the Federal Court recently determined...
Recent court decisions in the U.S. and Australia seem to indicate a divergence of opinions regarding software inventions between...
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India raises bar for pharmaceutical patents
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investments, particularly for Western pharmaceutical companies.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and one of the most attractive destinations for...
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New gTLDs – It’s a (.amazon) Jungle Out There
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is, at last, preparing to roll out the first of the generic Top Level Domains (gTLD). Now is a good...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is, at last, preparing to roll out the first of...
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New Patents Bill in New Zealand
The New Zealand Parliament finally passed the much anticipated New Zealand Patents Bill on 28 August 2013, which will henceforth be known as the Patents Act 2013.
The New Zealand Parliament finally passed the much anticipated New Zealand Patents Bill on 28 August 2013, which will...
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Already disclosed your invention?
Already disclosed your invention? It may not be too late to seek patent protection (in some countries) In general, if you publicly disclose your invention before seeking patent protection, your...
Already disclosed your invention? It may not be too late to seek patent protection (in some countries) In general, if...
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Can I trade mark my business idea
People often have good business ideas, and quite naturally want to protect them. It is an oft quoted fundamental of copyright law that copyright protects an expression of an idea,...
People often have good business ideas, and quite naturally want to protect them. It is an oft quoted fundamental of...
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Australian Trade marks – register and forget right? Wrong!
IP IN DEPTH A trade mark, once registered, remains in force for 10 years from the filing date of the application. The registration can be renewed indefinitely upon the payment...
IP IN DEPTH A trade mark, once registered, remains in force for 10 years from the filing date of the...
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A Question of Privacy
In a recently granted patent (US No. 8,510,166), Google describes a “head mounted device”, for example hi-tech glasses, that tracks eye movement and monitors reactions to external stimuli, including...
In a recently granted patent (US No. 8,510,166), Google describes a “head mounted device”, for example hi-tech glasses, that...
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