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Strengthening Sino-Australian business links - Australia China Business Week 2013
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, China
  • June 19 2013

The Australia China Business Week 2013 opened in Melbourne today. Now in its sixth year, this annual event is a great forum for Australian businesses


Reputation in NAPLAN acronym as basis of successful opposition
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • May 17 2013

A well-used acronym can be the basis for a successful trade mark opposition on the grounds of reputation. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and


Plain packaging for alcohol may happen sooner than you think
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • August 13 2014

Since late 2012 legislation introduced by the government has required the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in Australia in plain


Australian patent examination timeframes
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 9 2013

IP Australia experienced a surge in voluntary patent examination requests in the 201213 financial year. Most were filed in March and April


Ian Macfarlane announces $50M for manufacturing
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 3 2014

Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry, very recently announced the opening of the Manufacturing Transition Programme, with $50M on the table for


US Court prevents replanting of progeny seed under the Patents Act, saving of progeny seed is permitted under the Plant Variety Protection Act
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, USA
  • May 17 2013

The US Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that farmers cannot freely use patented genetically modified soybeans to harvest progeny seeds for


PINK SUGAR v SUGAR PINK - word reversal does not avoid deceptive similarity
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • November 26 2013

The reversal of word order in competing marks will not avoid a finding of deceptive similarity. In the recent ATMO case of Woolworths Limited v


Cost benefits for Australian innovators seeking patent protection in China
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, China
  • March 26 2013

Closer cooperation between the IP offices of Australia and China will lead to cost benefits for Australian innovators seeking patent protection in


The 2012 R&D tax deadline is approaching!
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 2 2013

Companies with a year end of 30 June 2012 have until April 30 2013 to identify and file their R&D activities with AusIndustry. This will be the last


Patent opposition: raising the bar or moving the goalposts?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 2 2013

Australia's intellectual property laws will undergo major reform in April 2013, with the goal of better aligning the quality of granted patents with