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McCullough Robertson
The case has implications for businesses who use, register and enforce registered trade marks with descriptive elements.
Spruson & Ferguson
This article explains the rights of a patent owner and the risks of threatening a third party with patent infringement.
Shelston IP
Wrap-up of the most notable patent decisions in Australia and New Zealand delivered during 2019.
Shelston IP
The MALISHUS trade mark was infringed by using that word in domain names and on Facebook offering clothing for sale.
Shelston IP
Competing companies in Australia both sought to register their trade marks for a similar range of mobility equipment.
Spruson & Ferguson
This Federal Court decision has provided a degree of clarity to patentable subject matter requirements in Australia.
Shelston IP
Summary of the recent changes to NZ Trade Mark law.
Shelston IP
This is a selection of the more interesting trademark cases for 2019, with an indication of the types of issues covered.
Shelston IP
"Abolish" may be too strong to describe the changes - the innovation patent system will be "phased out" over a few years.
Bartier Perry
Recent case introduces a more relaxed & arguably more appropriate test for 'authorised use' of a TM within a corporate group.
Shelston IP
Article discusses the complexities involved in doing a patent search.
Stacks Law Firm
Discussion about the laws around digital assets, how they need to change to reflect current online practices.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
These proposed changes should ensure awards more accurately reflect actual costs and are based on Federal Court practice.
Spruson & Ferguson
Written agreements play an extremely important role in determining ownership and patent rights to an invention.
Davies Collison Cave
The absence of ‘meaningful technical content', especially computer code, from the patent specifications was cited as a key factor in the decision.
Spruson & Ferguson
This article provides a checklist below covering some important aspects to consider in relation to Australian Designs.
Shelston IP
This case serves as a reminder to copyright owners that clear express licence terms are preferable to implied licences.
Davies Collison Cave
MMD supplied a number of its mineral breakers to mine sites in Western Australia.
Davies Collison Cave
Aristocrat then sought an account of profits in respect of some infringements and damages in relation to other infringements.
Spruson & Ferguson
The Registrar also found that use of Cantarella's trademark was unlikely to mislead or deceive, or amount to passing off.
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