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What is legalising, and when is an applicant required to legalise documents before trade mark application?
One Federal Court decision clarifies what is considered as “authorised use” of a trade mark wherein the trade mark user is not the trade mark owner but a subsidiary of the owner’s company.
The “ROKT” case sheds light on how the court will address manner of manufacture issues for computer implemented methods. – Naleesha Niranjan
Is the word “contains” construed in an exhaustive sense or in an inclusive sense? Paul Goodall reviews a recent alleged infringement case which sheds light on the use of the word in the context of claims.
Registered designs are a relatively cost effective and underutilised form of IP protection. Registered designs protect the aesthetic or visual features of a product, in […]
Aristocrat Decisions Provide Some Clarity on Manner of Manufacture of Software Type / IT Inventions ...
Australian Patent Law has typically shown and aversion to ‘pure’ business methods, working directions, mere instructions and the like; these being intangible and incorporeal concepts. […]
The innovation patent, which was devised to primarily aid local SMEs achieve some form of intellectual property protection for their ideas, is being exploited. To date, the verdict on whether to retain this system or not remains unknown.