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A curious case of apples versus pears

Famous well-known brands vigorously defend their brand from infringement. Famous brands are generally worth hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. However, has Apple Inc been overzealous in their efforts to stop a company with a ‘pear’ logo from operating? This case has not yet been resolved.

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A Case Study In Successful Rebranding, Binh Rey

A Case Study In Successful Rebranding

When Dr. Elizabeth Kirk, Beyond Ergo decided to rebrand her specialised ergonomic business, she consulted with Binh Rey for assistance with trademarking her new name. What she discovered was that her chosen name wasn’t an ideal representation of her business, and rebranding was more involved than simply choosing a new name.

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Patentable Subject Matter – A Skill Game

Based on our investigation into the recent court and IP Australia decisions on patentability of four Aristocrat software innovation patents, we present three actionable steps in this article for patent attorneys and innovators to reduce subject matter objection risk for software patents from the outset. This article also gives an example of a certified software innovation patent without the subject matter objection raised during certification.

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