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IPONZ fee changes – how you can save on patent and trade mark fees
Insight 24 Oct 2019

On 13 February 2020, official patent fees will significantly increase in New Zealand, while certain trade mark fees are set to decrease. Associate Claire Gregg outlines the new fee structure and potential ways to save. ...

Would parmesan by any other name smell as sweet?
Insight 24 Sep 2019

The deadline is approaching to lodge an objection to the proposed geographical indications in the Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement. ...

The Full Federal Court dismisses the appeal in Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack
Insight 20 Sep 2019

On 13 September, the Full Bench of the Australian Federal Court dismissed the appeal in Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack, confirming that 'computer-implementation' is insufficient to provide patentability to an otherwise unpatentable scheme. ...

Product safety snapshots – year in review
Insight 05 Sep 2019

The last 18 months were a busy time for product safety. Consumers found redress via the courts (in the form of class actions) and the regulator (in the form of product recalls). ...

Fish food feuds and authorised trade mark use – Trident Seafoods v Trident Foods
Insight 28 Aug 2019

The ongoing fish food feud between Trident Foods Pty Ltd (Trident) and Trident Seafood Corporation (TSC) continues. ...

Holey Moley guacamole!
Insight 28 Aug 2019

Owners of the popular Aussie mini-golf business Holey Moley Golf Club have taken NBA superstar Steph Curry's new US TV show to court for trade mark infringement, in a Happy Gilmore-esque battle for the ages. ...

Repeal of IP exemption from competition laws to take effect soon
Insight 28 Aug 2019

Section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the CCA ), which currently exempts conditional licensing or assignment of IP rights from most of the prohibitions on anti-competitive ...

Strengthening protection of Indigenous Culture and Intellectual Property
Insight 28 Aug 2019

Art is an incredibly important part of Indigenous culture, but the protections afforded by existing intellectual property and consumer protection laws have at times proven inadequate and poorly adapted to protect Indigenous rights. ...

The ACCC looking to the future – what is a 'representation with respect to a future matter'?
Insight 28 Aug 2019

After losses in the Federal Court, the ACCC has now appealed decisions in cases against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths. In both cases, the ACCC alleged that misleading representations were made with respect to future matters. ...

Flame's copyright claim success a 'dark horse'
Insight 28 Aug 2019

Christian rapper Flame has succeeded in a copyright infringement claim against Katy Perry regarding her single 'Dark Horse', in what some are viewing as an overreach of copyright protection. ...

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