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Diving in at the deep end: the role of patent pools in commercialising high-demand, competitive technology
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 9 2013

In a free market economy, patents can be a disruptive tool. Despite a broad policy to encourage competition, a patent provides the rights holder with


Slamming the brakes on trade mark trafficking
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 19 2013

The ATMO has recently commented on the pattern of a 'trafficking in trade marks', in the decision of Scotch Whisky Association v Jin Ho Lee and Myong


16 March 2013 is the deadline to avoid tougher laws concerning relevant prior art to patent claims in the US
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 13 2013

16 March 2013 will see the implementation of the last set of changes to US patent law under the America Invents Act. As widely reported, the


The Australian Intellectual Property Report 2013
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • May 10 2013

On 18 April 2013, IP Australia published its first Australian Intellectual Property Report 2013. This report provides a collation of data and


Globally aligning the Australian IP environment
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • January 4 2012

Due to a steady increase in jurisprudence created under the three most recent of Australia’s four major IP acts, and through ongoing amendment of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) in particular, the Australian IP environment is becoming increasingly aligned with those of the world’s major IP jurisdictions


Protecting information provided for regulatory approval
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 10 2014

Most chemical substances for human health, agricultural or veterinary applications must be approved by the appropriate regulator before being sold in


Changes to China's trademark laws may make some "hot under the collar"
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, China
  • February 6 2014

We recently posted on how changes to China's trade mark laws might impact Australian businesses. China's new trade mark laws come into effect on 1


Brand strategy: what’s in a name?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • October 24 2014

Many famous brands have their origin in the surname of a founder of the business: Selfridges, Myer, Givenchy and Harrods to name


ISPs forced to the frontline in the war against online IP infringement
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • October 31 2014

Two recent cases highlight the increasingly active role ISPs are being forced to play in global responses to online IP infringement. The cases are


Australia ranked 4th in the 2014 Scientific American Worldview Scorecard
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • July 3 2014

Australia has moved up the ranks this year from seventh to fourth place on the Scientific American Worldview Scorecard. The Scorecard is measured by