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Are you ready for the raised bar in Australia?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 6 2013

The Australian patent and other IP laws are set to undergo their most significant change in a number of years. The Intellectual Property Laws


Standing equal on the global IP stage?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • December 17 2012

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2011 was passed in late February 2012, increasing patentability Standards in Australia and


Adding GRANOLA to the mix? Reviewing the risks of genericism
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 12 2012

The Federal Court's recent decision regarding alleged infringement of Sanitarium's trademark registration for GRANOLA highlights the importance of brand owners taking active steps to prevent their unique brands from becoming generic


Is the presence of overseas trademarks on the shelves enough to constitute use?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • January 21 2009

The recent Federal Court decision in E&J Gallo Winery v Lion Nathan (2008 FCA 934) came as a shock to many international trademark owners and has led them to question whether the use of their trademarks in Australia would be sufficient to overcome a potential non-use action


Patent legislation proposals for improving the IP system
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • September 9 2009

IP Australia is continuing to consider various ways in which the Australian patent system can be improved


Raising the bar on inventive step
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 29 2011

Australia currently measures inventive step with reference to an imaginary person skilled in the art in Australia


Facebook likes IP
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • May 16 2014

Ever wondered what happens in the IP situation room at Facebook, Inc? Me neither, until I discovered just how many patents Facebook owns. As Facebook


Five star win for foreign language trade mark owner
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 1 2013

A recent Federal Court trade mark decision raises the threshold for invalidating a word trade mark which has a relevant meaning in a language other


Alternative legislative options in the gene patent debate
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • December 15 2010

There has been much debate, particularly in the media, prompted by the US district court decision of 23rd March 2010 in the matter between the Association for Molecular Pathology and others, and the US Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics and others, which held that isolated DNA and its uses in diagnostic tests represented unpatentable subject matter


Getting your design protection into shape
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 16 2010

Are you considering the manufacture of products intended for the Australian market?