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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. ...

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. ...

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). ...

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. ...

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

The Full Federal Court decision in Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack confirms 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). ...

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. ...

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. ...

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