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Shelston IP is one of the largest IP firms in Australasia and a recognised leader in this highly specialised field. We have one of the most highly…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia | 16 Jun 2021

Trade Mark Application Procedures under the New Republic of Nauru Trademarks Act 2019

The Act allows for registration of a “mark” which includes a sign, slogan, device, brand, heading, label, ticket name, word, letter, numeral, aspect…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia, European Union, Global, etc. | 9 Jun 2021

Dead or Alive: Statuses, Patent Expiries and Kind Codes - Part 1

Some patent offices explicitly report the status of an application, while others make you dig a little deeper, and some make you work hard for that…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia | 8 Jun 2021

Descriptive trade marks - Registration is no guarantee of exclusive rights

The Full Federal Court has upheld the primary judge’s decision that Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited could no longer hold its monopoly of more than…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia | 2 Jun 2021

Another round? Corner Hotel loses trade mark skirmish with Jazz Corner Hotel

A dispute between two Victorian live music venues concerning use of trade marks including "CORNER" and "CORNER HOTEL" has seen infringement…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia | 27 May 2021

Femtech: One small step for women, one giant leap for womankind

4 min read Females make up half of the population of the world, but many of the issues they have to deal with, from menstruation to menopause, have…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia | 13 May 2021

Australia’s New Patent Box: Unboxed

Following a cacophony of dire warnings and lobbying over the past decade from the Australian biotechnology and medical sectors, and the sudden sharp…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia, Global | 26 Apr 2021

World IP Day 2021 - IP and SMEs make strange bedfellows - at least, in Australia

WIPO’s annual “World IP Day” is 26 April 2021. This year’s theme is “IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market”. Now, in most developed countries, one…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia | 29 Mar 2021

Australian Trade Marks Full Federal Court Decision - VAGISIL v VAGISAN

Following on from our previous article, in a successful appeal by Combe International Ltd, the Full Federal Court disagreed with the primary judge’s…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia, Global | 28 Mar 2021

COVID-19 update: The end of streamlined extensions for patents, trade marks and designs at IP Australia and what do from 1 April 2021 if you need an extension of time

IP Australia has been providing free, streamlined extensions of time of up to three months if a deadline cannot be met due to the effects of COVID-19…

Shelston IP Pty Ltd | Australia, New Zealand | 23 Mar 2021

New Zealand’s strict “use it or lose it” approach in partial revocation proceedings differs from Australia’s approach

This recent decision provides helpful guidance on the principles for partial revocation of trade mark registrations in New Zealand and the…
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