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Shape marks: Kit Kat shape not distinctive

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • April 30 2009

This case illustrates the difficulty of obtaining registration of a shape mark

Copyright infringement found by taking the “look and feel”

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • April 30 2009

Only a lawyer with too much time on his or her hands could embrace the ideaexpression dichotomy in copyright law as a topic of meaningful discussion

Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)

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

The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) is a Federal Government scheme administered by Austrade

Valuable protection afforded by 2003 Act design registrations

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

The tests for infringement and noveltydistinctiveness introduced in the Designs Act 2003 intended to provide broader protection than was available under the previous 1906 Act

Patent revocation for fraud, false suggestion or misrepresentation

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • April 30 2009

Revocation proceedings based upon grounds of fraud, false suggestion or misrepresentation have been uncommon in Australia

Determining inventorship in Australia have a heart!

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • April 30 2009

Australian jurisprudence in relation to inventorship is relatively undeveloped and accordingly any decision from an Australian Court focussing on this issue is received with interest

Federal Magistrates Court changes name to Federal Circuit Court

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 15 2013

On 12 April 2013, the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia changed its name to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The change comes about as a

New rules following ratification of Patent Law Treaty in US

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, USA
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  • November 29 2013

The Patent Law Treaty ("PLT") harmonises and streamlines patent formalities internationally, providing, among other things, procedures and mechanisms

Raising the bar: what you need to know

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Software patent in Australia upheld on appeal: court rejects Patent Office approach

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
  • -
  • September 5 2013

In an emphatic and clear judgement,1 the Federal Court has dismissed a negative practice the Australian Patent Office had adopted towards certain