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The court held that the patent application was "a marketing scheme", and the invention was not patentable subject matter.
Spruson & Ferguson
Two patent applications naming artificial intelligence as the sole inventor were refused by the European Patent Office.
Spruson & Ferguson
From a brand protection perspective, registered trade marks generally trump copyright.
Spruson & Ferguson
Interesting case study on leading Australian company in the green & chemicals energy space.
Spruson & Ferguson
Discussion about recent trademark case regarding the word "TAPESTRY".
Davies Collison Cave
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing global disruption, and entire sectors of the economy are being shut down to limit infection.
Shelston IP
IP Australia has released its proposals for implementing ACIP recommendations to improve the Australian designs system.
Spruson & Ferguson
Considers possible alternatives which could be adopted by IP Australia in connection to COVID-19 related trade marks.
Shelston IP
The relatively new Bad Faith ground of opposition can be a strong basis for action against misappropriation of goodwill.
Davies Collison Cave
As scientists around the world are racing to create a vaccine to combat COVID-19, a group of scientists, lawyers, entrepreneurs and individuals called the Open COVID Coalition have developed a means of accelerating ...
Davies Collison Cave
In two separate decisions, IP Australia has taken the stance that the grace period can be used to remove from consideration for novelty a patent application published after the filing date of the application ...
Davies Collison Cave
A recent decision by the Australian Patent Office demonstrates the risks of filing a patent application for an invention that one was not responsible for conceiving.
Shelston IP
Key takeaways for innovators facing generic launch during the term of a patent & generics defending their position.
Shelston IP
A look at the patent system in general, cleantech patents in focus and considers a few Tricks of the Trade re cleantech patents.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Key lessons from the GFC about IP rights management that can be applied during this pandemic.
Shelston IP
How has the coronavirus outbreak affected the Australian & NZ trade mark operations?
McCullough Robertson
New streamlined extension of time request process introduced to assist customers who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Davies Collison Cave
On 24 March 2020, the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020 received Royal Assent.
Shelston IP
This was a successful appeal against a decision by the Registrar, which refused registration of the VAGISAN trademark.
Shelston IP
There is a fine line between inspiration and association, and in trying to be clever and 'cheeky', HB crossed the line.
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