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Amendments to the Designs Act: grace yourselves
Insight 28 Oct 2021

Now is the time to review your organisation's strategy for registering and filing designs after the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Act 2021 (Cth) (the Amending Act) received Royal Assent on 10 September 2021. ...

An update from New Zealand: double patenting win for patentees
Insight 28 Oct 2021

In New Zealand, it is now possible to overcome a double patenting objection by surrendering the parent patent, or by amending the claims of either the parent patent or the divisional application. IPONZ ...

'PROTOX' and 'PROCAT': the Federal Court considers deceptive similarity and the defence of comparative advertising
Insight 28 Oct 2021

Allergan Australia v Self Care IP Holdings and Caterpillar Inc v Puma SE highlight the precise nature of the test required in assessing deceptive similarity, as well as the limits of the comparative advertising defence to infringement. ...

When is a social media post clearly an #ad?
Insight 28 Oct 2021

Social media influencers are increasingly being held to account for failing to disclose advertising content – so businesses working with influencers also need to take note. The recent matter involving Nadia Fairfax and Samsung highlights this. ...

Why is the TGA alleging copyright infringement against Craig Kelly's text messages?
Insight 28 Oct 2021

The reproduction of selected extracts from the DAEN on a website controlled by Craig Kelly's United Australia Party (UAP) without the consent of the Federal Government as copyright owner, is likely to amount to copyright infringement. ...

Coming soon to a registrar near you: how your business can secure a .au direct domain name
Insight 28 Oct 2021

For a six-month period from 24 March 2022 only, registrants with an existing .au domain name (eg 'allens.com.au') can apply for 'Priority Status' to register an exact match of the existing .au domain name as a .au direct domain name ...

High Court defamation decision means businesses could be responsible for comments posted on their social media pages
Insight 15 Sep 2021

In proceedings relating to alleged defamation of Dylan Voller, the High Court has confirmed that the administrators of public social media pages are 'publishers' of comments posted by third parties and members of the public on their page, for the purposes of defamation law. ...

Food and beverage law bulletin
Insight 14 Sep 2021

Sugar and alcohol labels under the microscope, including new requirements for alcoholic beverages to display pregnancy labels; minimising regulatory risk regarding misleading conduct on the sale and promotion of food products; COVID-19 and food; and class actions in the sector. ...

You can't always get (the trade mark registration) you want: Rock Royalty, Aunty Helen, Jacindarella and bad faith
Insight 01 Sep 2021

Does a trade mark for JAGGER & STONE remind you of a certain rock band? Should New Zealand's former Prime Minister have the right to oppose trade mark registration of her nickname? Recent Trade Mark Office decisions in Australia and New Zealand shine a light on the opposition ground of bad faith. ...

Important developments for offshore diagnostic testing
Insight 01 Sep 2021

In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc & Ors v Sequenom, Inc [2021] FCAFC 101, the Full Federal Court delivered significant clarity for companies who provide or conduct diagnostic tests. ...

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