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Raising the bar: what you need to know

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • March 18 2013

It is not long before commencement on 15 April 2013 of most provisions of The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012. This

The importance of good laboratory notebook practice

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • June 30 2009

Take note

Federal Court: Dennis Family Homes infringed copyright by taking Barrett Property Group’s alfresco quadrant

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • June 21 2011

On 18 March 2011, Justice Dodds-Streeton of the federal Court held that Dennis Family Homes Pty Ltd (Dennis) had infringed the copyright of Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd (Barrett) by copying and reproducing a substantial part of Barrett’s Seattle and Memphis works

Removing state boundaries in new Australian business name registration

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • May 24 2010

From 4 April 2011, subject to legislation being passed by each state and territory, a new National Business Names Registration system will commence in Australia

Cadbury and Amcor - no priviledge in ACCC witness statements

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • July 24 2009

In the interlocutory decision of ACCC v Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd & Ors 2009 FCAFC 32, the Full Court held that legal professional privilege (LPP) does not subsist in witness statements once they are in the form in which they are intended to be served on a party's opponent in litigation

Personalised diagnostic method claims considered unpatentable laws of nature

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • April 3 2012

In a recent decision of the US Supreme Court Prometheus' claims relating to methods of optimising the dosage of a drug were held to be invalid because they claim 'laws of nature' and the additional steps in the claimed methods added “nothing of significance to the natural laws themselves.”

Whiskas - colour purple found to be a registrable trade mark

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • July 12 2010

Mars Australia Pty Ltd (“Mars”) filed Trade Mark Application no. 932937 on 4 November 2002 to register its trade mark for the colour purple in relation to: “Foodstuffs for domestic pets and additives for such foodstuffs” in class 31

High Court refuses application for leave to appeal Telstra v PDC

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 2 2011

The High Court this morning refused Telstra's application for leave to appeal the Full Federal Court's decision in Telstra Corporation Limited v Phone Directories Company Pty Ltd, which had found that the Yellow Pages and White Pages directories are not capable of protection under the Copyright Act 1968

Big changes to US patent system now implemented

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • September 20 2012

On 16 September 2012, one year on from the enactment of the America Invents Act, some sweeping changes to the US patent system resulting from that Act took effect

IP Australia fee changes: patent continuation fees now due 4 years from filing

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • May 11 2012

IP Australia announced on 10 May 2012 that changes to official fees for Australian patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeders rights will become effective in most cases from 1 July 2012, although new application filing fees will not change until 1 October 2012