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Unlocking the potential in IP assets as collateral for finance
Insight 18 Dec 2019

Companies should seek to make the most of their intangible assets. One way to do this is to use intellectual property assets as collateral to access funding. IP-rich businesses, SMEs and start-ups should keep this potential avenue in mind. ...

Global trends in intellectual property
Insight 18 Dec 2019

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently published two reports identifying key hotspots for innovation, and key markets for patent, trade mark and design filing. ...

What does Blackbeard have in common with North Carolina?
Insight 18 Dec 2019

They're both pirates! At least, that is video production company Nautilus Production's allegation before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), which has been asked to ponder the copyright in materials relating to Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship belonging to infamous pirate Blackbeard. ...

What’s in a name? Famous faces and their famous trade marks
Insight 18 Dec 2019

For a celebrity, your name is your business. It is no surprise then that celebrities will go to great lengths to protect their brand. This is clear from a recent flurry of A-list trade mark activity, including by the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner and Beyoncé. ...

Linklaters Insights: year in review 2019 and year to come 2020
Insight 17 Dec 2019

Now in its 9th year, Linklaters' popular series brings together analysis, thinking and highlights from its lawyers around the world in the form of topic-specific and jurisdictional guides. These guides summarise a selection of the major developments you should be aware of from 2019, and those you should expect in 2020. They aim to give you a comprehensive overview, with links to more information where applicable. ...

Bikinis from Way-back-when
Insight 17 Dec 2019

In the recent Federal Court decision of Pinnacle Runway Pty Ltd v Triangl Limited [2019] FCA 1662, Justice Murphy weighed into the Wayback debate: 'Are screenshots obtained from the "Wayback Machine" admissible as evidence?'. By admitting screenshots of this kind into evidence (on certain conditions), the court sanctioned further use of the Wayback Machine. It also made an important distinction between use of a sign as a trade mark and use of a sign as a style name. ...

Computer-implemented business methods and manner of manufacture…where do we stand?
Insight 17 Dec 2019

In Technological Resources Pty Ltd v Tettman [2019] FCA 1889, the Federal Court decisively reversed yet another Australian Patent Office (the APO) decision to reject a patent application on the basis that it was not a 'manner of manufacture'. ...

IP rights and Indigenous Knowledge: the case of gumby gumby
Insight 17 Dec 2019

A pending trade mark application concerning the Indigenous term 'gumby gumby' highlights the controversies that arise at the intersection of intellectual property rights and Indigenous culture. ...

Next generation of paediatric neurology
Insight 17 Dec 2019

For 21 years, the Allens Paediatric Neurology Fellowship has provided funding for junior paediatric doctors to develop a further sub-speciality in neurology. To celebrate this partnership, our Sydney summer clerks visited Sydney Children's ...

Australia considers adopting worldwide human rights sanction regime
Insight 17 Dec 2019

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has announced a parliamentary inquiry into whether Australia should introduce legislation authorising the Government to impose ...