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Lessons from the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2020
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The Office of the Chief Economist of IP Australia published its flagship annual publication, the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2020. The report identifies some key trends, which will assist businesses' understanding of current trends in IP filings in Australia. ...

COVID-19™ – will coronavirus-related trade marks and patent pooling be part of the new normal?
Insight 25 Jun 2020

No COVID-19 related trade marks have yet been registered in Australia; however, several applications are pending, and at least one mark containing the word COVID has been accepted for registration. ...

Sachin hits Spartan for six
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The dispute between Sachin Tendulkar and Australian bat-maker Spartan Sports over a breach of a sponsorship agreement has ended with Spartan paying a hefty settlement sum, cancelling valuable trade marks and delivering a public apology. This case shows the risks of public disputes with high-profile celebrities. ...

AI inventorship knocked down in US
Insight 25 Jun 2020

Australia is yet to decide whether AI can be validly named as inventor on patent applications. However, given the EPO, UKIPO and now USPTO decisions relating to DABUS, it seems increasingly likely that legislative amendment will be needed to permit AI inventorship. ...

Defamation in the digital age – beware of social media comments
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently reaffirmed the ruling that administrators of public Facebook pages can be held liable as publishers of comments posted to their pages by members of the public. ...

Upcoming review of Australia’s patents system
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has launched a review of the accessibility of patents for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which follows the phasing-out of the innovation patent system in Australia. ...

Rokt unsuccessful in the Full Court
Insight 22 May 2020

The Full Court in Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2018] FCA 1988 reversed the decision of the trial judge, finding for the Commissioner of Patents that Rokt's digital advertising systems and methods invention does not constitute patentable subject matter. The decision further clarifies the patentability of computer-implemented inventions at Australian law. ...

Breaking news
Insight 30 Apr 2020

Two important developments have unfolded over the past week. The InIP editors report ...

IP rights in the COVID-19 pandemic
Insight 30 Apr 2020

As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment continues, norms around IP use are being upended. Innovators need to navigate the use of their IP in this current climate. ...

Rocking the boat – Rockefeller sues co-creators of Broadway puppet show
Insight 30 Apr 2020

In the recent Federal Court decision of JWR Productions Australia Pty Ltd v Duncan-Watt (No 2) [2020] FCA 236, Justice Thawley dismissed the claims by producer Jonathan Rockefeller that two co-producers of his off-Broadway puppet show parody Thank You For Being a Friend had, among other things, enga ...

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