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Trade mark revocation for non-use: Australia and New Zealand compared

January 21 2014 This article outlines three major differences between requirements for revocation of a registered trade mark for non-use in Australia and New…

Patentability of kit-of-parts claims - the contrast between New Zealand and Australia

April 30 2014 In combination therapy patents, the invention lies in the discovery of a particular therapeutic benefit to taking two (or more) different…

Natural products are not patentable: new USPTO guidelines in light of Myriad and Mayo

March 17 2014 The USPTO has confirmed that in light of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad…

The Personal Property Securities Register - the importance of registering security interests

January 13 2014 In May 2002, the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 ("the PPSA") was brought into force. The PPSA created the Personal Property Securities…

Infringement of Swiss type claims

January 31 2015 The United Kingdom Patents Court,decision of Justice Arnold in Warner -Lambert Company, LLC v Actavis Group Ptc EHF & Ors [2015] EWHC 72 (Pat) (21…

Infringement of Swiss type claims

January 31 2015 The United Kingdom Patents Court,decision of Justice Arnold in Warner -Lambert Company, LLC v Actavis Group Ptc EHF & Ors [2015] EWHC 72 (Pat) (21…

Beware of official looking invoices for payment for registration of your overseas trade mark

January 13 2015 Two new scams doing the rounds relating to the registration of trade marks in Europe and internationally. The World Intelligent Property Office is…

Australian trade marks lost in translation

January 6 2015 Two recent Australian trade mark decisions have considered how well Australian consumers would understand the meaning or pronunciation of foreign…

IPONZ and IP Australia holiday hours

December 4 2014 IPONZ will close for business from 5:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will reopen 8:30am Monday 5 January 2015. IP Australia will be closing at…

Court of Appeal rules on similarity of marks and “relevant market” for Mr ZOGS SEX WAX goods

September 25 2014 In a decision on a trade mark opposition, the New Zealand Court of Appeal (Sexwax Incorporated v Zoggs International Limited [2014] NZCA 311) has…