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Manner of manufacture and software-based inventions: Patent eligibility test re-affirmed but limited further clarity provided by Australian Appeals Court

Australia - September 18 2019 After much anticipation and a 10 month wait since the appeal was heard in November 2018, the expanded panel of five Federal Court judges in Encompass…

金杜美国法律主题月丨中国企业赴美投资 - 美国外国投资委员会(CFIUS)立法改革以及试行计划

China, USA - August 20 2019 2019年3月,美国外国投资委员会(Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ,简称“委员会”或…

Australian company ordered to pay $10 million for unacceptable advertising claims: TGA uses its power to penalise inappropriate online advertisement and sale of therapeutic goods

Australia - August 2 2019 With increased internet penetration, the development of a myriad of mobile/ online applications for the delivery of digital health services that are…

融资租赁公司监管进入新阶段

China - June 24 2019 2018年5月,商务部发布《关于融资租赁公司、商业保理公司和典当行管理职责调整有关事宜的通知》(商办流通函〔2018〕165号…

Better safe than sorry: a cautionary tale about Customer Data Sharing Agreements

Australia - June 19 2019 Two companies enter into a franchising agreement. Amongst other things, the franchisor agrees to provide the franchisee with customer data for…

新业态监管下的网约车:交易结构篇

China - June 13 2019 如在之前文章中所述,《国务院办公厅关于深化改革推进出租汽车行业健康发展的指导意见》与《网络预约出租汽车经营服务管理暂行办法》(“《暂行办法》”)出台后,…

金杜助力海尔集团地产板块第一支资产支持证券化产品顺利发行

China - April 18 2019 2019年4月11日,海尔集团地产板块第一支资产支持证券化产品“鑫沅资产-海尔物业资产支持专项计划”顺利发行。“鑫沅资产-海尔物业资产支持专项计划…

Trouble in paradise! The ‘Bula’ debate and the importance of cultural sensitivity in registering trade marks

Australia, USA - January 31 2019 The word ‘Bula’ translates to ‘life’. When used as a greeting by the people of Fiji, bula signifies wishes for longevity and good health. ‘Bula’ is…

Let’s get clinical: Federal Court of Australia examines representations about ‘clinical’ efficacy of over-the-counter deodorants

Australia - January 25 2019 Whether certain implied representations as to the clinical efficacy of deodorant products amounted to misleading or deceptive conduct for the purposes…

Manner of manufacture and software-based inventions: What does it mean for an invention to involve “an improvement in the computer”?

Australia - December 5 2018 Whether inventions relating to the use of a computer are patentable according to the ‘manner of manufacture’ test has for many years been unclear in…