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The recipe for protecting your valuable assets
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • June 18 2014

Intellectual property is a key component in the recipe for success in today's competitive food industry. It should be regarded as a valuable asset


CUB defends heritage beer trade marks against non-use challenge by local brewery
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 6 2013

Recent trade mark removal and opposition proceedings between two Australian breweries involving 59 heritage beer trade marks provides a useful


Court refuses injunction in TV format copyright dispute between Seven's My Kitchen Rules and Nine's The Hotplate
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On 31 July 2015, three days after Channel Nine aired the first episode of its new reality cooking show,The Hotplate, Channel Seven issued proceedings


How inevitable must a result be to destroy novelty? Is inevitability relevant to obviousness? When is a patent licence “exclusive”?
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 10 2015

These questions were recently considered by the Full Federal Court (Besanko, Jagot and Nicholas JJ) in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Otsuka


IP Australia seeks public consultation on IP reforms
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 6 2015

On 20 February 2015, IP Australia released a Consultation Paper containing 22 proposals which are intended to: align and streamline their IP


Australian Patent Office clarifies requirements for recombinant DNA technology-based pharmaceutical patent term extensions
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 6 2015

Although the current provisions for extending the term of a pharmaceutical patent have been in force since 1999, the several hundred extensions


The ACCC announces its 2015 enforcement priorities
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australia's peak national agency for consumer protection and competition, has released its


Poisonous priority arrives in Australia and New Zealand
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • November 6 2014

The term, "poisonous priority", is a relatively recent term used to describe an unusual phenomenon encountered in Europe where a claim in a patent or


Allowability of post-acceptance amendments under section 102 (pre-Raising the Bar Act)
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 17 2015

A Patent Office decision of 25 November 2014 following opposition proceedings in Innovia Security Pty Ltd v Visual Physics LLC


Federal Court awards additional damages for patent infringement for the first time
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

The Federal Court has awarded additional damages under section 122(1A) of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) as well as substantial compensatory