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Innovation patents - sticking the boot in
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • June 18 2015

In 2014, I wrote an article entitled "Innovation patents - useful but unloved by some" in which I discussed the Report published in May 2014 of the


New Australian Government support for intellectual property commercialisation
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 20 2014

Financial assistance for IP-related expenditure including patenting and trade mark protection costs, searching costs, freedom to operate advice and


ACCC crackdown on misleading claims for food products
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 5 2014

A recent spate of investigations conducted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) into credence claims on food products


Cantarella roasts Modena: High Court decision on distinctiveness of foreign word marks
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 4 2014

The High Court of Australia has confirmed that when considering whether foreign word marks are distinctive in Australia, it is necessary to consider


Final draft Australian Pharmaceutical Patents Review panel report released
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 1 2014

In February 2014 a statement from the Minister for Industry appeared in Hansard indicating that the current Government had no plans to release the


Dynamite attempts to enforce a feel-good gaming patent against Aruze
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 6 2013

In the recent case of Dynamite Games v Aruze Gaming & Ors, Justice Emmett of the Federal Court of Australia considered the validity and infringement


Proposed amendments to the Personal Property Securities Act and associated regulations
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • June 24 2014

On 19 March 2014, the Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 was introduced into the House of Representatives. This


Oils ain't oils - amendments can rectify failure to include a best method...for now
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 27 2013

It is relatively rare that an opposition before the Australian Patent Office succeeds, in the sense of preventing the grant of a patent, solely on a


New Zealand Patents Act 2013 - key steps to prepare
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 20 2014

The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 comes into force on 13 September 2014. It is important to ensure you are ready to deal with the impact of the new


Using a competitor's trade mark in Google search results to describe your goods or services is not trade mark infringement but it's a fine line
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • October 7 2014

Increasing a businesses’ ranking on the first page of a search engine’s results page (i.e. on Google or Bing) has become a pivotal part of every