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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


Protecting your brand in the marketplace: lessons to learn from counterfeit OMO washing powder
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • July 4 2014

A recent Australian case involving counterfeit washing powder demonstrates the importance of brand owners putting in place an appropriate regime for


Protecting agricultural and food technology innovation in Australia and New Zealand
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 3 2014

Australia and New Zealand share a strong and close economic and cultural heritage. Both countries have proven track records in


General warning of patent infringement held to be an unjustified threat
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

On 1 August 2014, Dowsett J made declarations of unjustified threats and costs orders relating to proceedings commenced by Mizzi Family Holdings


Trade mark and copyright owners benefit under new Australian Customs seizure procedures
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 8 2013

On 15 April 2013, some important (and positive) changes came into force regarding the Australian Customs seizure provisions in the Trade Marks Act


Samsung and Apple - BFFs again?
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 6 2014

As we have previously reported, from mid-2011 until today Samsung and Apple have locked horns in an intensive patent dispute in the Federal Court of


An extended sigh of relief for Lundbeck - High Court holds that failure to make a timely application for pharmaceutical patent term extensions is not excluded from remedial provisions.
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 5 2014

The long running battle in relation to Lundbeck’s LEXAPRO has finally reached an end with the High Court’s majority (3:2) finding that remedial


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


TiVo successfully sets aside Deed of Company Arrangement entered into by Vivo
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 12 2014

In a decision handed down on 29 July 2014, Justice Gordon of the Federal Court held that a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) entered into by Vivo


Synthetic turf patent litigation highlights hindsight concerns with expert evidence
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 15 2014

On 20 June 2014, the Federal Court handed down its decision in appeals against decisions of the Commissioner of Patents concerning two patent