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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Understanding IP Litigation
Going to Court over IP is a difficult and potentially expensive exercise.  What follows is a brief explanation of how it works and the timelines involved. The first step that...
Going to Court over IP is a difficult and potentially expensive exercise.  What follows is a brief explanation of...
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Book Review
“Why Has America Stopped Inventing” by Darin Gibby was published in December 2011. Mr Gibby is a patent attorney with the large US firm, Kilpatrick Townsend. An interesting book if...
“Why Has America Stopped Inventing” by Darin Gibby was published in December 2011. Mr Gibby is a patent attorney...
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The PPSA Register Goes Live Today!
The PPSA register goes live on the 30 January 2012. What is it and how does it affect your business?
The PPSA register goes live on the 30 January 2012. What is it and how does it affect your...
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Branding: More than just a trademark
You may have heard by now that LEGO recently attempted to have a domain owned by brothers Gavin (age 15) and Grayson (age 11) transferred to Lego.  The domain...
You may have heard by now that LEGO recently attempted to have a domain owned by brothers Gavin (age...
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Adidas get nasty in trade mark dispute
Last year, an Adidas application for the trade mark adiZero (a sub-brand which includes a highly publicized series of shoes featuring Chicago Bulls star, Derrick Rose) was refused by...
Last year, an Adidas application for the trade mark adiZero (a sub-brand which includes a highly publicized series of...
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Samsung v Apple: Galaxy Tablet Allowed to Sell in Australia
The High Court of Australia today denied Apple's request for special leave to appeal against the Full Federal Court's decision effectively allowing Samsung to market its Galaxy tab 10...
The High Court of Australia today denied Apple's request for special leave to appeal against the Full Federal Court's...
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A bitter pill for Samsung to swallow in its tablet war with Apple
When it allowed Samsung's appeal against the grant of an interlocutory injunction preventing the importation and sale in Australia of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, (see Samsung Electronics...
When it allowed Samsung's appeal against the grant of an interlocutory injunction preventing the importation and sale in Australia...
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Apple v Samsung – the patent war continues..
The patent war between Apple and Samsung continues unabated. In the last round, Apple successfully sought – and obtained – an interim (interlocutory) injunction against Samsung, thereby preventing Samsung...
The patent war between Apple and Samsung continues unabated. In the last round, Apple successfully sought – and obtained...
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