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Question & Answer with a patent attorney

Australia - February 11 2021 This themed series of articles will answer some common questions encountered in patent law. The series commences with a discussion on prior art…

Gary Nock.

Australian patents vs. designs: what are the differences?

Australia - August 4 2020 It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such as the United States, label an…

Paul Massey.

Australian Designs Checklist

Australia - January 13 2020 Generally speaking, a design registration is limited to the visual appearance of a product. A design is the overall appearance of the product…

Edward Genocchio.

Spare parts and the ‘repair defence’ against infringement

Australia - April 10 2019 The Federal Court of Australia (‘the Court’) in GM Global Technology Operations LLC v S.S.S. Auto Parts Pty Ltd has handed down its judgement in…

Australian Designs Law - Key features to keep in mind when registering your design

Australia - May 17 2018 Australian designs law has a number of unique elements that differentiate it from jurisdictions such as the United States, Europe or Japan. Design…

Edward Genocchio.