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Health alert (Australia) - 25 May 2015
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • May 25 2015

The Federal Court has held that an independent report upholding the Australian Medical Council's ('AMC') decision not to recognise 'cosmetic medical


Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015 update on recent changes to Australia’s intellectual property legislation
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 15 2015

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) received Royal Assent on 25 February 2015. Although some changes under the Act came into


IP in depth: patentable biotechnology a comparative analysis of key markets
  • Fisher Adams Kelly
  • Australia, European Union, New Zealand, USA
  • March 31 2015

There is extraordinary complexity and optimization underlying even comparatively 'simple' organisms. These powerful biological products and processes


No joint Australian and New Zealand therapeutic products regulator to be established
  • Addisons
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 1 2014

On 20 November 2014, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health for Australia and the Hon Dr Jonathon Coleman, Minister for Health for New Zealand


Journal 2014 July to September for overseas readers
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • October 22 2014

The controversial issue of gene patenting has hit the headlines, yet again, following the recent Full Federal Court of Australia (‘FFCA’) decision


Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Taiwan, USA, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to


Where there is smoke there is fire: plain packaging of tobacco products
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 26 2014

In 2012, Australia became the first country in the world to legislate for plain packaging of tobacco. Cigarettes, pipe tobacco and cigar products


Nagoya Protocol enters into force on 12 October 2014
  • Henry Hughes IP
  • Australia, Global, New Zealand
  • August 7 2014

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, a supplementary


Isolated nucleic acids are patent eligible in Australia
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 25 2014

Last year, the Federal Court of Australia confirmed that isolated naturally occurring nucleic acid sequences are patent eligible subject matter. The


Methods of medical treatment confirmed patentable in Australia but not in New Zealand
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 20 2014

The patentability of methods of medical treatment has been a long debated issue in patent legislation and different jurisdictions have taken very