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Demand for Intellectual Property rights continues to grow

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • March 20 2013

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recently released figures indicating strong growth in demand for intellectual property rights in

Compulsory licensing and crown use of patents - report released

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • May 29 2013

A report on the Compulsory Licensing provisions of the Australian Patents Act by the Productivity Commission was released on 27 May 2013. Most

Graphic representation of the impact of ‘raising the bar’ patent reforms on patenting behaviour

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • June 7 2013

As the dust settles on a frenetic April of patenting activity in Australia, new data has emerged which illustrates the profound effect of recent

Google's conduct not misleading or deceptive after all...

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • February 7 2013

In its Google Inc v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 2013 HCA 1 (6 February 2013) decision (available here), the High Court

Changes to keyword advertising

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • June 27 2013

Have you been monitoring your internet traffic and noted a drop-off in the last few months? Worse still, have you not been able to explain this drop

Industry Collaboration Fund Program is now open

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • July 3 2013

Round 1 of the Industry Collaboration Fund Program is now open for applications. Applications will close on 12 July 2013. Information about the Fund

Alternative legislative options in the gene patent debate

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • December 15 2010

There has been much debate, particularly in the media, prompted by the US district court decision of 23rd March 2010 in the matter between the Association for Molecular Pathology and others, and the US Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics and others, which held that isolated DNA and its uses in diagnostic tests represented unpatentable subject matter

When two is better than one: registering common surnames as trade marks

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • January 8 2014

Trade marks consisting of a combination of 'common surnames' are capable of distinguishing. This is true even where the trade mark is a repeated

A calculated risk for a leading Australian publisher backfires

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • May 23 2013

Australia's leading independent publisher Allen & Unwin has recently been ordered by the Federal Court in Corby v Allen & Unwin Pty Limited 2013

Australia's innovation patent system under review again - ACIP Options Paper released

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • September 2 2013

The innovation patent system was introduced in Australia in 2000 and was designed to protect inventions with a lower inventive threshold. While the