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AJ Park | USA | 16 Dec 2020

Changes to the USPTO’s official fees for trade marks to commence on 2 January 2021

In December 2018, the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) undertook a review of its fees. After consultation with the Trademark Public…

AJ Park | Australia | 3 Dec 2020

Australian High Court rejects the implied licence doctrine: establishes exhaustion of patent rights after first sale

The High Court of Australia has recently passed down a landmark 4-3 majority decision in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation (Calidad v Seiko)…

AJ Park | New Zealand | 2 Dec 2020

The importance of providing sufficient evidence in invalidation proceedings

A recent trade mark decision by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) reveals the importance of submitting reliable and probative…

AJ Park | New Zealand | 1 Dec 2020

Advertising Standards Authority releases new advertising standards for influencers

Influencers can exert significant power over the purchase of products and services by consumers. To date, the activities of influencers have largely…

AJ Park | New Zealand | 30 Nov 2020

Medicinal cannabis in New Zealand - a potted summary of the regulatory regime

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations 2019 came into effect from 1 April 2020. These regulations establish a scheme for licencing…

AJ Park | Global | 26 Nov 2020

Pesky pandemics and patents: how the conventional patent approach appears unchanged in the face of COVID-19

Over 70 vaccines and 150 drugs are currently being developed by various entities in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Any COVID-19 related…

AJ Park | New Zealand | 19 Nov 2020

It’s high time we protected our cannabis trade marks

From 1 April 2020, New Zealand’s medicinal cannabis scheme was launched. New Zealand now…

AJ Park | New Zealand | 18 Nov 2020

Proposed changes to New Zealand intellectual property laws

The New Zealand Government has recently proposed several amendments to New Zealand’s intellectual property laws, including the Patents Act 2013 (PA)…

AJ Park | New Zealand, USA | 17 Nov 2020

The dance-off ends: a (partial) resolution to Fortnite’s slurry of copyright lawsuits.

Since its launch in July 2017, Fortnite has dominated the online gaming scene, gathering billions in revenue from in-game purchases much to the…

AJ Park | Australia | 12 Nov 2020

Geographical indications - A new intellectual property right for Australia?

The Australian Government is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU). As part of these negotiations, the Government is…
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