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Indirect infringement: Australian and U.S. approaches compared

USA, Australia - February 2 2015 A recent decision handed down by the Federal Court of Australia, Blue Gentian LLC v Product Management Group Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 1331, illustrates the...

Dr. Elizabeth E. Houlihan.

License agreements for patent pools: licensees beware

Australia - January 13 2015 A recent case before the Full Bench of the Australian Federal Court of Australia, Regency Media Pty Ltd v MPEG LA., L.L.C. 2014 FCAFC 183, is a...

Dr. Elizabeth E. Houlihan.

Using an abbreviated form of a registered trade mark: trade mark infringement or honest practice?

New Zealand - December 16 2014 A recent case before the High Court of New Zealand, Co-Operative Bank Ltd v Anderson 2014 NZHC 2686, illustrates the enforcement difficulties faced...

Dr. Nigel J. Parker.

When opposition proceedings get hijacked by the registrar’s discretion to revoke acceptance

Australia - December 1 2014 In Australia, the Registrar has the discretion to revoke acceptance of an Application for Registration of a Trade Mark in terms of Section 38 of the...

Can a registered trade mark obtained by honest concurrent use be used to support opposition proceedings?

Singapore - December 1 2014 A recent decision handed down by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") illustrates the relevance of honest concurrent use in Trade...

Michael J. Houlihan.