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Houlihan2 | Australia, USA | 2 Feb 2015

Indirect infringement: Australian and U.S. approaches compared

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…
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Houlihan2 | Australia | 13 Jan 2015

License agreements for patent pools: licensees beware

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…
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Houlihan2 | New Zealand | 16 Dec 2014

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

A recent case before the High Court of New Zealand, Co-Operative Bank Ltd v Anderson [2014] NZHC 2686, illustrates the enforcement difficulties faced…
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Houlihan2 | Australia | 1 Dec 2014

Pharmaceutical bioequivalence and patent claim infringement: a catch 22

In Glaxo SmithKline Australia Pty Ltd v Pharmacor Pty Ltd (2014), a case that was recently before the Federal Court of Australia, Glaxo SmithKline…
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Houlihan2 | Singapore | 1 Dec 2014

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

A recent decision handed down by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") illustrates the relevance of honest concurrent use in Trade…
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Houlihan2 | Singapore | 1 Dec 2014

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

A recent decision handed down by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") illustrates the relevance of honest concurrent use in Trade…
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Houlihan2 | Australia | 1 Dec 2014

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

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…
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Houlihan2 | New Zealand | 1 Dec 2014

Are hidden trade marks registrable in New Zealand?

In a recent decision by the High Court of New Zealand, NYDJ Apparel LLC v Commissioner of Trade Marks [2014] NZHC 2678, the Court considered the…
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Houlihan2 | Australia | 11 Nov 2014

Does the incorporation of information provided by an un-named inventor into a Patent Application constitute a breach of confidence?

The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently considered the question of whether the incorporation of confidential information into a PCT Patent…
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Houlihan2 | New Zealand | 23 Oct 2014

Crocodiles in New Zealand: defending trade marks against revocation for non-use

In a recent High Court decision in the long-running Court battle between Lacoste and Crocodile International Pte Ltd ("CIPL") in New Zealand, Collins…
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