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Q3 l 2020

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Manner of Manufacture: Coarse patent filter becomes quite the grind

Australia - September 3 2020 IP Australia have recently revised their Manual of Practice and Procedure (known as the Patent Examiners Manual) relating to Manner of Manufacture…

IP Australia to allow multiple streamlined COVID-19 extensions of time

Australia - August 14 2020 As noted in our previous blog post, IP Australia introduced a new streamlined process for extension of time requests for Applicants impacted by…

Iron Chef defeated in trade mark cook-off

Australia - August 4 2020 In a recent Australian Trade Mark Office decision, Fuji Television Network Inc, owner of the television show IRON CHEF, has failed in its bid to…

Australian Designs reform: Comments sought on exposure draft of new Bill

Australia - July 29 2020 Last year, IP Australia sought input on proposed changes to the Designs Act 2003. Following a consultation in late 2019, IP Australia have now…

Flawed mental function saves the day in patent opposition

Australia - July 22 2020 In a recent Australian Patent Office decision, an extension of time to file a complete Australian patent application was allowed despite a third…