On 1 May 2014, amendments to the Chinese trade mark laws came into effect. Many of the changes are aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Chin...
May 05, 2014
The European Commission has recently announced its adoption of a revised Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation and new accompanying Guidelines, which will c
April 04, 2014
A recent decision by the High Court of Australia has highlighted the need for companies to ensure the truthfulness of representations made in their advertisements in order to avoid potential financial penalties imposed by the ACCC or the courts.
December 15, 2013
The Australian High Court has determined that methods for medical treatment of the human body can be patentable subject matter. This decision gives assurance to patent owners and other parties dealing with those patents that they are valid, and that investment in development of pharmaceutical compounds will be properly recognised.
December 09, 2013
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November 28, 2013
This 3-0 decision of the Court of Appeal reaffirms the position that software functionality is not protectable by copyright and more importantly confirms that...
A recent case brought by Electrolux in the Federal Court of Australia1 reflects the trend of brand owners targeting parallel imports of their goods into Australia...
November 10, 2013
Around the world companies are under ever increasing pressure to reduce their legal, and in particular litigation, costs^ Accompanying this pressure is an...
October 23, 2013
The English Court of Appeal has sided with Nestlé in the latest instalment of the on-going branding war between Cadbury and Nestlé over Cadbury’s attempts to registe
October 10, 2013
On October, 1 2013 a new fast track opposition procedure will be available in the UK to owners of UK or EU registered trademarks where they think their marks will be
September 30, 2013
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