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Kit Kat Trade Mark
Kit Kat Trade Mark

Societe Des Produits Nestlé S.A (“Nestlé”) has successfully appealed an opposition by Aldi Stores (“Aldi”) to the registration of a trade mark for the Kit Kat chocolate wafer biscuit, after ...

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Obtaining International IP Protection

An Australian provisional patent application lodged at IP Australia (IPA) is usually the first step in obtaining one or more patents anywhere in the world. The date on which a provisional patent ...

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Baxter IP Biomedical
Baxter IP Biomedical

Baxter IP recently launched Baxter IP Biomedical – a specialist team of patent attorneys within Baxter IP boasting a depth of knowledge and experience in biomedical engineering that is difficult ...

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Prior Use in Australia

Sect. 119 of the Australian Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (the “Patents Act”) provides a ‘prior use’ defence to patent infringement (for patents granted on applications filed on or after 28 September ...

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Secret Use in Australia

In essence, “secret use” offends the principle that a patent monopoly is granted in return for disclosure of the invention. A period of secret use prior to the patent’s monopoly period commencing ...

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Trans-Tasman Trade Mark Harmonisation
Trans-Tasman Trade Mark Harmonisation

When seeking a trade mark in both Australia and New Zealand, outcomes are generally similar at examination.  Since May 2006, IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand ...

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One EU patent

European Union (EU) member states signed an agreement on 4th December 2009 on establishing a single patent for the EU. The conclusions reached at the end the meeting of the Council of The ...

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