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ACCC commences proceedings against Harvey Norman franchisees for allegedly misrepresenting consumer rights
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 10 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently commenced proceedings against 11 Harvey Norman franchisees for allegedly misrepresenting consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law


Australian government announces a pharmaceutical patent review
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • October 29 2012

On 15 October 2012 the Australian Government announced a review of pharmaceutical patents, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical patent term extensions


Federal Magistrates Court reforms: new name and expanded intellectual property jurisdiction
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 5 2012

Under legislation passed by Parliament in November 2012, the Federal Magistrates Court is soon to be renamed the Federal Circuit Court of Australia


Recently granted US patents possibly eligible for extension of term
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 6 2012

Patent law in the United States provides a patent term adjustment to compensate patent owners where there have been excessive patent office delays in prosecution of their patent applications


Intellectual property - what is it and what does it mean to you?
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 5 2012

Several landmark intellectual property disputes have hit the press recently


The quest for ‘real’ protection for indigenous intangible property rights
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 24 2014

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the regimes of protection and enforcement surrounding them have often been the subject of debate, a debate


Australia releases draft bill to allow compulsory licences of patented pharmaceutical products to alleviate health crises
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 20 2012

In March, 2011 the Australian Government announced that it would introduce legislation to implement the Doha Declaration in relation to TRIPS and public health


Pharmaceutical Patents Review Panel releases "Suggested Issues Paper"
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • January 4 2013

On 21 November 2012 the Pharmaceutical Patents Review Panel released an Issues Paper entitled "Background and Suggested Issues Paper" to outline the scope


Valuing footsteps - towards a valuation model of indigenous knowledge and cultural expression for the sustainability of indigenous people's culture
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 24 2014

This quote encapsulates the fundamental premise of The Shadow King, the Australian indigenous reworking of Shakespeare's classic tale of greed


IP Australia announces a reduction in PCT fees
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, Global
  • October 26 2012

Changes will be introduced on 1 November 2012 that will see a reduction in some of the official filing and handling fees that apply to international patent applications