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China SPC to establish a Specialised IP Court at the National Level
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • China
  • December 5 2018

On 26 October 2018, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) issued a Decision to introduce a new IP Court of Appeals at


China Update: Digital platform switched for SINO-US priority document exchange
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • China
  • September 6 2018

Starting from September 1, 2018, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office


IPOS becomes a Supplementary International Search Authority
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Singapore, Global
  • August 3 2018

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently become the ninth IP office recognised by WIPO as a Supplementary International


Australian Designs Law - Key features to keep in mind when registering your design
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 17 2018

Australian designs law has a number of unique elements that differentiate it from jurisdictions such as the United States, Europe or Japan. Design


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


Broken lines Australian design registrations
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 22 2015

As it is customary in other jurisdictions, especially the United States, to illustrate "claimed" parts of a design in solid lines and other


ACIP releases final review of the Australian designs system
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 15 2015

The current Australian Designs system has been in operation since the commencement of the Designs Act 2003("the Act") in June 2004. Since its


Lost correspondence and extension of time provisions at the Australian Designs Office
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • February 9 2015

In Australia, the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) ('the Designs Act') and the Designs Regulations 2004 (Cth) ('the Designs Regulations') allows, in certain


Design protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) in Singapore
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Singapore
  • January 28 2015

In our article of 21 May 2014, we reported that the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOs) had launched a public consultation on review of


Design protection of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) an Australian perspective
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • October 9 2014

The validity of Australian registered design protection for graphical user interfaces (GUIs) is somewhat unclear. The registrability of GUIs in some