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New Australian Privacy Principles (AAPs) come into effect

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • March 12 2014

Significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) came into effect on 12 March 2014. In particular, there are 13 new Australian Privacy Principles

Weeding out weak trade marks - the case against descriptive brands

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • March 6 2014

There are perceived benefits to using trade marks that plainly allude to the character or purpose of the associated goods. A trade mark such as WEED

German IP law changes - how will they effect you?

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia, Germany
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  • March 6 2014

A number of changes will come into effect on 1 April 2014 which may benefit Australian entities with IP interests in Germany (DE). Where patenting

Functional ingredients:the past may come back to bite you!

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

A recent decision by the Full Bench of the Federal Court1 may have far reaching impact on the food technology sector in Australia. The case raises

A Gray day for UWA - ownership of inventions by university employees

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • September 23 2009

In a keenly awaited decision, UWA v Gray 2009 FCAFC 116, the Full Federal Court upheld an earlier decision of Justice French that the University of Western Australia (UWA) did not own the rights to inventions made by one of its employees, Dr Bruce Gray

Government pledges new equity funding for innovative start-ups

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • March 13 2013

The Australian Government’s recently released Industry and Innovation Statement contains a number of measures aimed at securing and increasing the

IP Australia summarises the importance of forthcoming patent law changes

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • February 4 2013

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act passed into law on 15 April 2012 and the majority of provisions in the Act come into

Australia's Productivity Commission releases Draft Report on Compulsory Licensing

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • February 5 2013

Australia's Productivity Commission, an influential government agency, has released its Draft Report on Compulsory Licensing of Patents. The Draft

Federal Budget support for Innovation in Australia

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • May 17 2013

Delivered in Canberra this week, the Australian Government's 201314 budget contains a number of new and enhanced initiatives in the innovation

Trademarks and brands: maximising the value of trademark practitioners and marketers

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • March 10 2010

While trademarks and brands both serve the function of quality indicators, there is a fundamental difference between the two