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If I am a company what do I have to file and where do I have to file it?

Australia - September 20 2013 First, let's assume the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) is here to stay, despite the recent change of government. If you…

Patentability of genetic material - where does it stand today?

Australia, USA - September 9 2013 Angelina Jolie has sparked a renewed public interest in the human gene patents debate with the highly publicised news of her double mastectomy. Since…

Calvin Lau.

Protecting the architecture of happiness using trade marks (with apologies to Alain de Botton)

Australia - September 9 2013 We have all heard of colour trade marks, shapes, sounds and even scents. They have been around in our trade mark law since 1995. While not numerous…

Louboutin v YSL: single-colour trade marks in the fashion industry, are there any lessons for us?

Australia, USA - November 1 2012 Louboutin has registered the colour red applied to the soles of shoes, both in the United States and in several other jurisdictions.

Wen Liu.

Government signals reforms to address concerns over gene patents

Australia - August 9 2012 Tip 1: Make use of the new experimental use exemption and the additional regulatory approval exemption that came into effect 15 April 2012.

Wen Liu.