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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. ...

Freedom to Feta – where is Australia headed on geographical indications?
Insight 10 Dec 2019

With negotiations underway for the free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union (the A-EU FTA), Australian businesses that produce, buy or sell EU and non-EU food, agricultural goods and spirit drinks have to confront the possibility that Australia will agree to give much stronger protection to the names of hundreds of EU products that indicate their geographical origin. We look at some of the key issues in the EU's proposal that would impact Australian businesses' operations and IP portfolios, and consider some of the agreed compromise positions in the EU's other recent FTAs. ...

Monopolising foods using trade marks
Insight 09 Dec 2019

Trade mark registration is intended to protect the brand of one trader's goods or services from that of another trader. Despite this, businesses in the food industry have increasingly sought trade mark registration for signs that inherently describe the food for which trade mark registration is sought. ...

Can artificial intelligence own a patent?
Insight 24 Oct 2019

A team at the University of Surrey has filed two patent applications created autonomously by artificial intelligence. This is prompting legal authorities in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe to consider the boundaries of patent law and decide whether artificial intelligence machines can be named as inventors and owners of patents. ...

A change is gonna come: new .au domain name licensing rules
Insight 24 Oct 2019

New .au domain name licensing rules have been proposed by the Australian ccTLD. These seek to limit eligibility for non-Australian entities with no connection to Australia. ...

Ultra Tune's small victory in Franchising Code case
Insight 24 Oct 2019

Earlier this year, InIP reported on a case brought by the ACCC alleging various breaches of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Franchising Code). Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (Ultra Tune) was found to have committed numerous breaches of the Franchising Code. ...

IP Australia moves towards protecting Indigenous knowledge
Insight 24 Oct 2019

IP Australia has released a report summarising stakeholder feedback on how Australia's IP system can be improved to protect and promote the integrity of Indigenous Knowledge (IK). Although legal reform is not yet in sight, businesses sensitive to the protection of IK are encouraged to be proactive. ...

Parmesan by any other name: geographical indications loom large for Australian businesses
Insight 24 Oct 2019

Australian businesses may have to change the names of a range of food, drinks and agricultural products after the EU asked Australia to protect a list of hundreds of names under the proposed Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement (A-EU FTA). ...

What does patentable subject matter Encompass for computer-implemented inventions in Australia?
Insight 24 Oct 2019

In a highly anticipated decision, the Full Bench of the Australian Federal Court recently dismissed the appeal in Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack. Despite the opportunity to clarify the scope of patentability of computer-implemented inventions, the question of what encompasses patentable subject matter remains open. ...

Fonterra v Vitasoy: Turns out you really can grow milk
Insight 24 Oct 2019

The Registrar's recent decision in Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Vitasoy International Singapore caught our eye here at Allens. 'Vores and Veggies alike were surprised to see Fonterra's opposition to Vitasoy's trade mark application for GROWING MILK SINCE 1940 for a range of beverages. ...

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