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2013 a year of change in the IP world
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 27 2013

This year is likely to be considered momentous for Intellectual Property practitioners and users around the world. We have already seen the


Are you ready to claim your R&D tax benefits?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 27 2013

As the close of the financial year approaches, companies are now turning their efforts to preparation of their tax return and the lodgement of their


Making a design statement
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 27 2013

When filing a design application in Australia, the applicant has the option of providing a 'statement of newness and distinctiveness' to highlight


Reining in parallel imports - is this goodbye to discounted genuine goods?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 27 2013

The price of goods sold in Australia compared to that in the rest of the world has become a significant political and consumer issue. A recent court


Copyright in the spotlight Australia considers law reform for the digital economy
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 27 2013

Digital technologies facilitate an unprecedented ease of reproduction and dissemination once works have been created or captured in digital formats


Smart tactics - the rise of Chinese brands in Australia
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, China
  • October 3 2013

Global service operatives such as Chinese banks (the Bank of China and the Agricultural Bank of China), and airlines including Air China, China


The reputation of uber-brand VUITTON stands alone
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • July 9 2013

The power of a well-managed and promoted 'uber brand' can stop competition in a field in which it is less obviously known. The recent ATMO decision


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


Broadcasting right does not include simulcasting radio shows over the Internet
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 15 2013

In its Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited v Commercial Radio Australia Limited 2013 FCAFC 11 (13 February 2013) decision


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