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A new domain: changes to .com.au and .net.au domain name licensing rules
Insight 22 Feb 2021

New rules for licensing .au domain names will apply from 12 April 2021. New registrants, and registrants renewing existing registrations, will be subject to stricter requirements. ...

Another setback for software patents
Insight 22 Feb 2021

Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents (No 3) [2021] FCA 31 (Repipe No. 3) is another setback for computer-implemented inventions. ...

Australian GUI GUIde – design protection for Graphical User Interfaces
Insight 22 Feb 2021

Reform for Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) has been excluded from the most recent package of Australian design amendments. ...

Australian IP 2020 year in review
Insight 03 Feb 2021

Our snapshot of the Australian IP highlights of 2020 and the key developments to watch in 2021, covering: Copyright & Designs; Trade marks; Patents; and Franchising. ...

Exhaustion of rights doctrine is now in Australia
Insight 15 Dec 2020

Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation confirms the exhaustion of rights doctrine now applies to Australian patent law. Patent owners cannot exercise their rights under the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (Act) over specific patented products once those specific products have been sold onto the market. ...

RCEP: Australia signs largest free trade agreement in the world
Insight 15 Dec 2020

On 15 November 2020, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership ( RCEP ), ...

Court calls last drinks on URBAN ALE trade mark
Insight 15 Dec 2020

Is URBAN ALE a distinctive trade mark? Would you consider the words URBAN PALE (displayed prominently on your stubby) to merely describe the type of beer? Are inner-city breweries 'cool', 'trendy' ...

Escaping IP infringement of renowned handbag
Insight 15 Dec 2020

On 6 November 2020, Australian fashion label State of Escape Pty Ltd ( State of Escape ) – renowned for its 'unique' perforated neoprene handbag – lost its two-year-long battle with Chuchka Bags Pt ...

Removal of trade marks for non-use – a bittersweet end for "LIME"
Insight 15 Dec 2020

A recent Federal Court decision has highlighted how different factors can impact the assessment of a non-use application under section 92(4) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth). 1 The Taxiprop decisi ...

Who's the fairest of them all? Comparative advertising amongst cosmetic competitors
Insight 15 Dec 2020

In recent proceedings before the Federal Court, Allergan was unsuccessful in its claim for infringement of its registered BOTOX trade marks against Self Care. Allergan alleged that Self Care ...