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Corporations & securities law update - Validus Advisory Group Pty Ltd: An important reminder of the requirement for an AFSL
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • September 10 2018

Validus Advisory Group Pty Ltd v Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd 2018 NSWSC 417 stands as an important reminder of the consequences of carrying on a

New Zealand’s second-tier patent system fails to advance
  • FB Rice
  • New Zealand
  • September 3 2018

As the title suggests, the prospect of a second-tier patent system in New Zealand failed to advance past first base, with the New Zealand Government

What’s the problem? Australia adopts European-style inventive step test
  • FB Rice
  • Australia, European Union
  • August 7 2018

A new consultation regarding legislation that will change the way inventive step is considered for Australian patents has been announced, with the

Replica product “specials” (perhaps unnecessarily) frustrating local design market
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • July 25 2018

At the last minute, an international supermarket chain retracts a replica side table from sale however continues to plan sales of a range of replica

The innovation patent system lives to fight another day!
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • June 7 2018

The Australian innovation patent has been granted a second chance, with the recently introduced Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity

Do you undertake Research and Development activities overseas?
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 31 2018

The R&D tax incentive program provides companies with a tax offset on eligible expenditure related to their R&D activities. The incentive was set up

The challenge in obtaining broad antibody genus claims in the US
  • FB Rice
  • USA
  • May 29 2018

Functionally defined genus claims are vulnerable to invalidity based on lack of written description support, particularly where it is difficult to

Colour Word Marks: Trade Mark registration in Australia
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 18 2018

There have been a small number of decisions in Australia dealing with registrability of Colour Word marks. An early case allowed registration of PINK

UK triggers next step in European patent overhaul
  • FB Rice
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • May 11 2018

On 26 April 2018 the UK government ratified the agreement aimed at establishing the long-awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe. The fate of the

R&D Tax Incentive Budget 2018 Changes you need to know
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • May 9 2018

Last night’s Federal Budget saw the Treasurer Scott Morrison announcing a reduction in the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) program