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FB Rice | Australia | 25 Nov 2020

Sweet escape for would-be copyright infringers: Copyright found not to subsist in State of Escape tote bag

State of Escape is an Australian company that primarily designs and produces handbags and tote bags. State of Escape accused another Australian bag…

FB Rice | Australia | 19 Nov 2020

Bega receive green light to continue use of its peanut butter get up

The High Court of Australia has refused Kraft's application for special leave to appeal the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia's decision…

FB Rice | Australia, USA | 16 Nov 2020

High Court of Australia confirms dead parrot’s view

In a 4-3 decision on 12 November 2020, Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation [2020] HCA 41, the long-running patent dispute regarding the reuse…

FB Rice | Global | 11 Nov 2020

Global patent law update - November 2020

On 1 October 2020 some fees were increased. Of significance is the renewal fees payable for extended term patents. For the five years that a…

FB Rice | Australia | 4 Nov 2020

Who is eligible to file a trade mark application? And the consequences of getting it wrong! | FB Rice | Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

To obtain registered trade mark rights under the Trade Marks Act 1995 of Australia (the Act), the applicant must meet the ownership requirements set…

FB Rice | Cambodia, USA | 26 Oct 2020

Cambodia expands patent cooperation by signing MOU with the US

On 23 October 2020, Cambodia entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States to cooperate on patents. While the details have…

FB Rice | Australia | 20 Oct 2020

Sometimes it’s best to be heard

We are all familiar with the oft-trodden path in US patent prosecution that leads to an interview with the examiner. Many reasons are possible for…

FB Rice | Australia, Global, Singapore | 13 Oct 2020

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore post Daren Tang

Singapore has undergone a progressive advancement of its intellectual property systems. In 2019 we highlighted some examples of particular relevance…

FB Rice | Australia, United Kingdom, USA | 8 Oct 2020

Beyond borders: Extraterritorial reach of Australian patents

Patent protection is a territorial right requiring a patent owner to obtain parallel patents in each country where they want to protect and enforce…

FB Rice | Myanmar | 1 Oct 2020

Myanmar: launch of trade mark re-registration program

From 1922-1927, George Orwell was a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police based in Burma. At that time, Burma was a part of the British Empire…
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