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New tools of the trade (mark) - changes to the parallel importation defence, unjustified threats and trade mark prosecution procedure
  • DLA Piper
  • Australia
  • October 3 2018

On 24 August 2018, the Intellectual Property Laws (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act) amended a


USPTO director talks trademark clutter, Uber declares itself a verb, and beware sketchy Chinese licenses: news round-up
  • World Trademark Review
  • USA, Australia, Thailand, Uruguay, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, European Union, Global
  • September 25 2018

Every Tuesday and Friday, World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In our


Australia Update - When use supersedes descriptiveness
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • September 24 2018

This matter concerned an application by ATP Institute Pty Ltd to register the trade mark MULTI FOOD in connection with supplements in Class 5. The


Australia Update - No reputation, No opposition
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • September 24 2018

Elmwood Design opposed the application by Dig & Fish to register the trade mark DIG&FISH in connection with a range of business and information


Australia Update - There is a Difference Between 2 and 4 Brothers
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • September 24 2018

4 Brothers Brewing applied to register the below trade mark in connection with beer and the brewing of beer. The application was opposed by Loco


IP Australia says Jā to “special characters” for patent applicants and inventors
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • September 18 2018

In what is a quite recent but unpublicised development, IP Australia now record “special” non-English characters (i.e. Accented letters, umlauts


Registering your Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Macpherson Kelley
  • Australia
  • September 12 2018

Technology has become embedded into our daily lives. Ever-increasing numbers of companies are investing their resources into making mobile phones


Crema-free coffee patent grinds to a stop
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • September 11 2018

A recent opposition decision of the Australian Patent Office focused on the level of disclosure which is required in a patent specification to


Doing Business in Australia
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 29 2018

A foreign entity which conducts business in Australia must be registered to do so. Whether a foreign entity's activities constitute the carrying on of


Australian Patent Office v Apple Inc: Time for Another Bite at Patenting Fancy User Interfaces
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 28 2018

On 20 August 2018, the Australian Patent Office gave Apple Inc. another chance to patent a fancy way of displaying time on iPad, iPhone and Apple