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Can a registered trade mark obtained by honest concurrent use be used to support opposition proceedings?

Singapore - December 1 2014 A recent decision handed down by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") illustrates the relevance of honest concurrent use in Trade

In vitro results may lack sufficiency to protect in vivo applications - balancing deadlines for projects, patents and profit

Australia - June 7 2013 Maintaining and driving commercial success in the current economic climate, particularly in the ChemicalBiotechnologicalLife Sciences sectors

Proving lack of inventive step in light of the common general knowledge

Australia - June 11 2014 In Garford Pty Ltd v DYWIDAG-Systems International Pty Ltd 2014 APO 37, an Opposition Decision recently handed down by the Australian Patent Office

Statutory entitlement to terminate a Patent license in Australia: is this a get out of jail free card?

Australia - March 12 2014 A recent Decision handed down by the Federal Court of Australia on 6 March 2014 has provided some certainty as to how the statutory entitlement

Convergence between a colour and the name of the colour

Australia - June 11 2014 The recent decision of Justice Murphy in the Federal Court to grant the appeals against registration by Telstra of the word "YELLOW" as a Trade Mark

Indirect infringement: Australian and U.S. approaches compared

Australia, USA - February 2 2015 A recent decision handed down by the Federal Court of Australia, Blue Gentian LLC v Product Management Group Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 1331, illustrates the

License agreements for patent pools: licensees beware

Australia - January 13 2015 A recent case before the Full Bench of the Australian Federal Court of Australia, Regency Media Pty Ltd v MPEG LA., L.L.C. 2014 FCAFC 183, is a

Using an abbreviated form of a registered trade mark: trade mark infringement or honest practice?

New Zealand - December 16 2014 A recent case before the High Court of New Zealand, Co-Operative Bank Ltd v Anderson 2014 NZHC 2686, illustrates the enforcement difficulties faced

When opposition proceedings get hijacked by the registrar’s discretion to revoke acceptance

Australia - December 1 2014 In Australia, the Registrar has the discretion to revoke acceptance of an Application for Registration of a Trade Mark in terms of Section 38 of the

Can a registered trade mark obtained by honest concurrent use be used to support opposition proceedings?

Singapore - December 1 2014 A recent decision handed down by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") illustrates the relevance of honest concurrent use in Trade