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Australia Update: Trade Mark Owners - When your Trade Mark Licence Becomes a Franchise
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • September 14 2017

If you have an arrangement where you allow another party to use your trade mark for certain goods or services, and you have certain rights to say how


Ensuring valid protection of your design in Australia
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • September 11 2017

Some recent examples of prior publication of designs have highlighted the need for Australian designers to be vigilant to avoid any public disclosure


Myanmar Update: Prepare Now for the New Trademark Law
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Myanmar
  • September 6 2017

A modern trademark system in Myanmar could be only months away with the draft trademark law currently under review by the Myanmar Parliament. Myanmar


Commonwealth of Australia v Sanofi: Hearing of Commonwealth's Claim Commences in Federal Court of Australia
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • August 31 2017

A six-week hearing in the Federal Court of Australia commenced this week to decide whether the Commonwealth is entitled to damages related to


Protection of Second and Subsequent Medical Use in Singapore
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Singapore
  • August 31 2017

In Singapore, second and subsequent medical use of a known substance has traditionally been claimed as Swiss-style claims which take the form of "Use


Copyright and Trade Mark Reform: Australian Government Responds to Productivity Commission’s Final Report on IP Arrangements in Australia
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • August 29 2017

Further to our previous and related articles, on 25 August 2017, the Australian Government released its response to the Productivity Commission's


A recipe for patent reform: Australian Government releases its response to Productivity Commission’s Final Report on IP Arrangements in Australia
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia, European Union
  • August 28 2017

Late last week, the Australian Government published its much-anticipated response to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into IP Arrangements in


Patent Term Extensions Not Available on the Basis of Swiss-style Claims
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • August 18 2017

Today, the Full Federal Court set aside a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal thereby making it clear that patent term extension (PTE


China releases new Administrative Measures for Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • China
  • August 11 2017

China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has released new Administrative Measures for Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications (“the


Thailand Joins the Madrid Protocol
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Global, Thailand
  • August 10 2017

On 7 August 2017, Thailand joined the Madrid system after its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol was deposited with WIPO's