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Intellectual property: what it is and who needs to protect it?

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • March 18 2014

Whether large or small, a business may have Intellectual Property (IP) in its brand, products, or processes. If these set the company apart from

Privacy Act amendments take effect from 12 March 2014

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • March 17 2014

Significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) have taken effect from 12 March 2014. The Federal Government introduced the Privacy Amendment

Gene patent ban rejected by Senate Committee

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • September 22 2011

After months of deliberation, the Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on 21 Septmeber, 2011 handed down its much anticipated report in relation to the Private Member’s Bill sponsored by Senators Heffernan, Xenophon, Siewert and Coonan

Chocolate seahorse not distinctive

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • December 15 2009

In an appeal from a decision of a Delegate of the Registrar of Trade Marks, the Federal Court has held that Guylian's seahorse shape was not sufficiently distinctive to qualify for registration under section 41(3) of the Act, and did not and would not have capacity to distinguish Guylian's pralines and chocolates from those of other traders under section 41(5) of the Act

E & J Gallo Winery v Lion Nathan Australia Pty Limited

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • August 26 2009

In the long-running dispute between E & J GALLO WINERY and LION NATHAN AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED regarding the trade mark BAREFOOT, GALLO has been successful in obtaining special leave to appeal the judgment of the Full Federal Court

Right to inventorship forfeited by prior disclosure

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • September 28 2011

Sections 32 and 36 of the Patents Act 1990 provide an interested party with a means to dispute inventorship and entitlement details of record in respect of a patent application

USA Patent Reform: six important elements of the America Invents Act

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • September 20 2011

President Obama has just signed the America Invents Act, setting in motion a long-awaited overhaul of the US patent system, aligning it more closely with patent systems throughout the rest of the industrialised world

There’s a potential conflict between the duty to the court and the client on one hand and the duty to shareholders on the other

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • July 31 2009

The introduction of multi-disciplinary practices to Australia’s legal landscape has yet to lead to the major overhaul in the sector that some industry experts predicted

Roadshow v iiNet: landmark copyright infringement authorisation case set for High Court

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • September 8 2011

The Australian High Court has granted special leave to Roadshow Films and other members of the Australian Federation against Copyright Theft (AFACT) to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court handed down in February this year, in the long-running copyright dispute with Australian internet service provider iiNet

Pharmaceutical trade marks containing INN stems receive automatic objection in Australia

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • September 12 2012

The Australian Trade Marks Office has adopted a practice of automatically objecting to trade mark applications for pharmaceuticals, veterinary preparations or pesticides in class 5 that contain an INN stem on the basis that such marks are considered likely to deceive or cause confusion