Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

IPRIA Seminars

Prof. Ann Monotti and other experts will be talking about what University of Western Australia v Gray means for Universities in Melbourne on 17 November Brisbane on 23 November; and Perth on 20 November. Details and registration here. Judge Hiroki Morishita will be providing an Introduction to the High Court of Intellectual Property in Japan on 9 November in Melbourne. Details and registration here. And, if you’ve recovered from Oaks.. Read More

IPwars and irregular posting

Due to the exigencies of my day job, it is unlikely that IPwars will be in a position to post with anything like a degree of frequency until after Cup Day. Hope to see you at the other end of the tunnel!

Costs, (no damages) and IP cases

The Full Federal Court (Finn, Sundberg and Edmonds JJ) has clarified how FCR O62 r 36A operates in IP infringement cases. FCR O62 r36A provides that the costs of a successful applicant which obtains an order for damages less than $100,000 will be reduced by one third, unless the Court otherwise orders. Nokia had sued Liu for trade mark infringement arising from a customs seizure. The proceedings settled by consent,.. Read More

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