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Welcomed updates for Fiji’s new Trade Marks Act, Patents Act and Designs Act

New Zealand - October 7 2021 The new Fijian Trade Marks Act 2021, Patents Act 2021 and Designs Act 2021 introduces some welcomed updates. It has been some time since these acts…

Chris Ross, Katie Wei

Australian High Court rejects the implied licence doctrine: establishes exhaustion of patent rights after first sale

Australia - December 3 2020 The High Court of Australia has recently passed down a landmark 4-3 majority decision in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation (Calidad v Seiko)…

Hamid Hamandi

Pesky pandemics and patents: how the conventional patent approach appears unchanged in the face of COVID-19

Global - November 26 2020 Over 70 vaccines and 150 drugs are currently being developed by various entities in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Any COVID-19 related…

Hamid Hamandi

Proposed changes to New Zealand intellectual property laws

New Zealand - November 18 2020 The New Zealand Government has recently proposed several amendments to New Zealand’s intellectual property laws, including the Patents Act 2013 (PA)…

Hamid Hamandi, Kathleen Henning

The beginning of the end for Australian innovation patents

Australia - March 11 2020 On 26 February 2020, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020 (‘the Act’)…

Hamid Hamandi