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Journal 2014 July to September for overseas readers

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
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  • October 22 2014

The controversial issue of gene patenting has hit the headlines, yet again, following the recent Full Federal Court of Australia (‘FFCA’) decision

Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

Where there is smoke there is fire: plain packaging of tobacco products

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 26 2014

In 2012, Australia became the first country in the world to legislate for plain packaging of tobacco. Cigarettes, pipe tobacco and cigar products

Nagoya Protocol enters into force on 12 October 2014

  • Henry Hughes
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  • Australia, Global, New Zealand
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  • August 7 2014

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, a supplementary

Isolated nucleic acids are patent eligible in Australia

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 25 2014

Last year, the Federal Court of Australia confirmed that isolated naturally occurring nucleic acid sequences are patent eligible subject matter. The

Methods of medical treatment confirmed patentable in Australia but not in New Zealand

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 20 2014

The patentability of methods of medical treatment has been a long debated issue in patent legislation and different jurisdictions have taken very

Patentability of kit-of-parts claims - the contrast between New Zealand and Australia

  • Henry Hughes
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • April 30 2014

In combination therapy patents, the invention lies in the discovery of a particular therapeutic benefit to taking two (or more) different

New Zealand takes its first legislative step towards plain packaging for tobacco products

  • Henry Hughes
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • February 12 2014

The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill ("the Bill"), which aims to amend the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 ("the

Directors to carry bigger load in the new health and safety regime

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • December 17 2013

The scale of the Pike River tragedy demanded a proportionate response, which is why the government sent in the heavy artillery - a Royal Commission

Inadequate training, disrespectful treatment and poor record keeping

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • December 6 2013

In a case that demonstrates the importance of providing adequate training to community support workers, a residential care facility and two community