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Australian IP litigation round-up 23 November 2012
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • November 23 2012

In the past week, the following intellectual property cases were commenced in the week ending 23 November 2012

IP Australia to introduce e-filing of patent and design applications
  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • November 20 2012

On 1 December 2012, IP Australia will introduce e-filing of all patent and design applications

IP financing scheme launched
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia, Singapore
  • July 24 2014

On 8 April 2014, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOs) announced an IP financing scheme set to catalyse innovation among local

Protecting plant varieties in Australia and New Zealand
  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
  • Australia, European Union, New Zealand
  • March 1 2013

Although the Plant Breeder's Right system provides protection of propagating or reproductive material of a new plant variety, this can often provide

Dallas Buyers Club LLC sues ISPs in Australia to identify “pirate” downloaders
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • December 2 2014

Last month, Dallas Buyers Club LLC was reported to have started that process. It has commenced proceedings against various telcos and ISPs seeking

IP laws are ok, but reforms needed for public-private research collaborations, says ACIP
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 12 2012

Collaborations between business, universities and other publicly-funded research organisations are an important driver of innovation, and Australia's IP laws generally support them, but confusion and lack of certainty about commercial arrangements are getting in the way

The brave new world of social media
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • November 18 2012

The vast majority of intellectual property disputes dealing exclusively with social media have settled out of court, and to date there have been no relevant trade mark cases in Australia

JT International SA v Commonwealth 2012 HCA 43
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • November 20 2012

On 5 October 2012, the High Court of Australia handed down written reasons, following orders made on 15 August 2012 in favour of the defendant in each of JT International SA v Commonwealth and British American Tobacco Australasia Limited v Commonwealth

IP Australia to send correspondence electronically
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 17 2014

For some time now, Watermark has best met our clients' needs by sending most correspondence by email. In line with continuing expansion of IP

Does creative commons work for you?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • October 12 2012

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department has released the Australian Government Intellectual Property Law Manual, which acts as a guide for government agencies in their management of intellectual property assets