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Expert witness evidence - are you asking the right questions?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • May 15 2018

The decision in Multisteps Pty Ltd v Specialty Packaging Aust Pty Ltd 2018 FCA 587 has highlighted the importance of the initial instructions and


Could Robin Hood get a trade mark registration?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • May 10 2018

Did you know that trade mark applications can be opposed on the ground that the application was made in “bad faith”? This is a vague sort of concept


US company fined AUD3 million for breach of Australian Consumer Law
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • April 27 2018

The Full Court of the Federal Court has rejected the appeal by US company Valve Corporation against a decision to fine it AUD3 million for


The importance of due diligence in IP: Lessons from Volkswagen, Apple, Inc. and Clorox Company
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • April 20 2018

IP often receives little or no attention among the extensive and time sensitive legal, financial and business aspects of corporate transactions. More


Food fight! Aussie café wins TM dispute concerning the inventor of the sandwich
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • April 13 2018

The Trade Marks Office recently handed down a decision to register a trade mark for the name of the inventor of the sandwich. What follows is a tale


Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • April 13 2018

In 2016, the global apparel market was valued at USD3 trillion and accounted for 2 of the world’s Gross Domestic Product1. According to the


Changes to double patenting in New Zealand
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • New Zealand
  • April 5 2018

Today, new regulations come into effect which clarify the requirements for filing divisional patent applications in New Zealand. These regulations


ESCO digs itself out of utility hole
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • April 3 2018

The Full Federal Court has confirmed that if a patent specification contains a composite promise for an invention, a failure to attain any one of the


Is there a glimmer of hope for our besieged 2nd tier innovation patent system?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • March 29 2018

Australia’s innovation patent system is championed by IP professionals and small to medium enterprises, but has been by under fire from the


Double-walled coffee pot stands out in a crowded field
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • March 28 2018

A recent decision of the Australian Designs Office in PI-Design AG 2018 ADO 2 highlights how the degree of distinctiveness required for a valid