New Zealand Trade Marks Amendment Bill 2008 Passed
The New Zealand Trade Marks Amendment Bill 2008 (“the Bill”), introduced into New Zealand’s Parliament 3 years ago as the Trade Marks (International Treaties and Enforcement) Amendment Bill 2008,...
The New Zealand Trade Marks Amendment Bill 2008 (“the Bill”), introduced into New Zealand’s Parliament 3 years ago as...
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New IP Laws Introduced to the Australian Parliament
Our News Alert of 4 March 2011 reported on the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AMENDMENT (RAISING THE BAR) BILL 2011 which proposes significant changes to Australian Intellectual Property laws. This...
Our News Alert of 4 March 2011 reported on the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AMENDMENT (RAISING THE BAR) BILL 2011...
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US Federal Court Restricts Inequitable Conduct Challenges
An important decision on US patent law was handed down last week, greatly curtailing challenges against US patents on the basis of alleged inequitable conduct by patentees.
An important decision on US patent law was handed down last week, greatly curtailing challenges against US patents on...
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Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 – Exposure Draft Released
On 7 April 2011, the Australian Commonwealth Government released an exposure draft of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 (“Bill”) which is described as a Bill for an Act...
On 7 April 2011, the Australian Commonwealth Government released an exposure draft of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011...
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US “Fast-Track” Examination of Patent Applications
A new program allowing applicants to request prioritised (fast-track) examination of US patent applications was announced this week by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
A new program allowing applicants to request prioritised (fast-track) examination of US patent applications was announced this week by...
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Assistance for Japanese Applicants in Australia
On Wednesday this week, the governmental agency IP Australia expressed its support for the Japanese people in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters, and reminded the...
On Wednesday this week, the governmental agency IP Australia expressed its support for the Japanese people in the wake...
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Combined Examination for Australian and New Zealand Patent Applications
A future single examination process for patent applications made in both Australia and New Zealand was jointly announced by Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and John Key on 16 February...
A future single examination process for patent applications made in both Australia and New Zealand was jointly announced by...
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