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Don’t use that tone(r) with me: How first sale can exhaust IP rights
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • June 22 2017

This article discusses the legality of parallel importing in light of a recent US case. Impression Products acquired used Lexmark printer toner

Australian Federal Budget 2017 - impact on the intellectual property landscape
  • Wrays
  • Australia
  • June 8 2017

Earlier this month Australia paused to dissect and digest the Federal Government’s 201718 Budget - to gain an understanding of what it does, or

How Can I Protect My Business Idea?
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • April 14 2017

A business’ intellectual property is one of its most valuable assets. It’s hardly surprising that one of the most common enquiries we receive at

Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australian IP - including fair use, circumventing geoblocks, abolishing business method and software patents and more!
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Today, the Productivity Commission has released its draft report into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. IP Whiteboard readers may

Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

On 29 April 2016, the Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. The

Intellectual property: October 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • October 6 2015

After many years of negotiations and multiple rounds of final negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has finally been concluded. While

Raising the Bar regulations published for public consultation
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 25 2012

On Friday, 21 September 2012 IP Australia invited public comment in relation to draft amendments to Australia's intellectual property law regulations which have been necessitated by the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment ("Raising the bar") Act 2012

Globally aligning the Australian IP environment
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • January 4 2012

Due to a steady increase in jurisprudence created under the three most recent of Australia’s four major IP acts, and through ongoing amendment of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) in particular, the Australian IP environment is becoming increasingly aligned with those of the world’s major IP jurisdictions

Identifying and protecting your valuable IP assets
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • October 19 2011

The first step to protecting your creative and intellectual effort is to identify and classify your intellectual property so that you can determine the most appropriate mode of protection

The tricks and traps of intellectual property warranties
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • October 11 2011

In a transactional context, IP warranties provide important protection to the purchaser where IP plays a critical role in the business to be acquired