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Stylkea – a bad idea?
Insight 25 Jun 2019

This Insight considers two recent examples of Australian businesses clashing with multinational businesses in relation to trade marks which serve as cautionary tales for all businesses. ...

IP insurance: are you sure it's too expensive?
Insight 25 Jun 2019

IP disputes can be costly. One way firms can manage this risk is to obtain IP insurance. Once regarded as too expensive to work, recent developments in the market suggest that, for smaller businesses in particular, protection may now be more affordable. ...

Allens acts for PZ Cussons in successfully defending the first contested 'hub and spoke' cartel case brought by the ACCC
News 29 May 2019

In 2013, the ACCC first took action against: PZ Cussons and Colgate-Palmolive, alleging they had entered into a cartel in relation to the supply of laundry detergents with a third laundry detergent ...

What do the Swiss and artificial sweetener have to do with patents?
Insight 18 Apr 2019

The recent Federal Court decision in Mylan Health Pty Ltd v Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 28 deals with fascinating issues for patentees seeking to enforce Swiss-style claims against makers of bioequivalent products. ...

Imitation is not always the sincerest form of flattery
Insight 18 Apr 2019

In this issue we examine a patentees ability to enforce Swiss-style claims against makers of bioequivalent products following the Mylan Health decision the EU Copyright Directive raises more questions than answers Jim Beam drives home its trade mark rights Telstra calls for its right to Belong IPONZ ...

When you use what doesn't Belong to you…
Insight 18 Apr 2019

Telstra Corporation Limited v BelongEnergy Pty Ltd (VID206/2019), recently resolved by consent orders in Telstra's favour, highlights the importance and utility of adequate trade mark protection. ...

I like it [trade marked] like that, OKURRR?
Insight 18 Apr 2019

American rapper Cardi B brought trade mark law into news headlines recently when the rapper's company, Washpoppin Inc., lodged trade mark applications in the US for 'OKURRR'. What is OKURRR, and why are these trade mark applications making global headlines? Trade Marks Attorney Thomas Campbell inves ...

The EU Copyright Directive – still more questions than answers
Insight 18 Apr 2019

Last October, we reported on the European Parliament's vote to adopt changes to the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The final form of the Directive was approved in March, and on 15 April, the Council of the European Union gave the Directive the green light. This means Member Sta ...

Significant fee changes for patents and trade marks are coming in New Zealand
Insight 18 Apr 2019

On 2 April 2019, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) announced a number of patent and trade mark fee changes that will take effect later in 2019. The changes will result in a significant increase in official fees throughout the lifecycle of a patent, and moderate fee reductions f ...

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