Congratulations to our new Associates: Naleesha, Joanne and Isabelle!

Congratulations to our new Associates: Naleesha, Joanne and Isabelle!

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Naleesha practices in patents & trade marks and specialises in the field of biomedical engineering. Joanne practices as a Trade Mark Attorney and provides Mandarin & Cantonese language service to local and foreign clients. Isabelle practices as a trade mark attorney with a forte in opposition and dispute matters.

Register IP rights in China: A smart move for Australian IP holders in China IP age 2.0

Register IP rights in China

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A smart move for Australian IP holders in China IP age 2.0 I went to China last month attending IP conferences and meeting with Chinese associates there. Similar to other fast-changing aspects of Chinese society, the IP landscape in China has changed dramatically since 2010 when I worked in Beijing. I believe these changes have …

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Register your designs – In the US and the EU you can register Graphical User Interfaces

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On April 10, 2018, the iconic Australian brand UGG won a big $5.2M in the Central District of California in a design patent infringement case against Reliable Knitting Works, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and 10 other unnamed defendants (subject to post trial adjustments). Deckers Outdoor Corporation v. Romeo and Juliette, Inc. et al, No. 2:2015cv02812 – …

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Grace period in Australia

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What is a grace period? A grace period is a period of time within which a disclosure of an invention by the patent applicant or a disclosure of the invention without consent of the patent applicant is excluded from consideration in assessing novelty and inventiveness. In jurisdictions such as Europe and China, grace period only …

Did Apple really lose the iPhone trademark battle with a Chinese handbag maker?

Did Apple really lose the iPhone trade mark battle with a Chinese handbag maker?

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iPhone v IPHONE Reports have filtered through from China that Apple have lost control of the trade mark ‘iPhone’, because a Chinese company has successfully: obtained a Chinese trade mark registration for ‘IPHONE’, in relation to leather handbags, phone cases and passport holders, and defended revocation action brought against them by Apple. Apple filed a …

Strengthening intellectual property rights in China

Strengthening intellectual property rights in China

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Over the last couple of decades the Chinese government has pursued a policy of encouraging local businesses to partner up with high technology offshore firms, to enable the offshore companies to access the vast Chinese market. These joint ventures have typically required a high level of technology transfer to the local Chinese businesses. In addition, …