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Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

On 29 April 2016, the Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. The


Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australian IP - including fair use, circumventing geoblocks, abolishing business method and software patents and more!
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Today, the Productivity Commission has released its draft report into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. IP Whiteboard readers may


Million Dollar Moggy: Grumpy Cat’s coffee copyright grind
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 7 2016

If you answered “at least a few hundred thousand dollars in damages and the rights to a lucrative domain name”, you may be Tabatha Bundesen, owner of


Whiskey, websites, bottles and blocks - 12 months in trade mark and copyright law
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 16 2015

After a big year in trade marks in Australia in 2014, including a High Court decision (Cantarella Bros, regarding 'ORO' and 'CINQUE STELLE'), 2015


Counterfeit tea business boils over into significant additional damages for infringement
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • November 27 2015

Truong Giang Corporation (TG Corp) manufactures and sells “3 Ballerina Tea” green tea in packaging that features a variety of registered marks


Could your Halloween costume land you in the middle of a legal nightmare?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 30 2015

The answer may scare you Dressing up for Halloween is something of a new thing for Aussies. Not until recently did hordes of kids start knocking on


Intellectual property: October 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • October 6 2015

After many years of negotiations and multiple rounds of final negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has finally been concluded. While


Conflicts between trade mark and copyright owners: revisiting the case of KARO STEP trade mark
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • July 27 2015

Logos, three-dimensional shapes, aspects of packaging, devices and sounds are all potentially registrable as trade marks in Australia. Such signs may


More than one way to skin a cat
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 22 2015

Parallel importation - also known as grey marketing - is when someone imports into Australia genuine goods that are intended for another market. The


The art of concealment: use of a competitor’s trade marks in metatags held not to amount to copyright or trade mark infringement in Canada
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Canada
  • April 8 2015

The Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a decision which squarely examines whether the use of metatags can constitute copyright or trade