Gordon J has overturned the Registrar’s refusal to register ZIMA as a trade mark for tomatoes and directed its registration
The Full Court has dismissed both Bluescope’s appeal and Gram’s cross-appeal from the ruling that Bluescope infringed Gram’s registered design for the Smartascreen fencing panel.
IP Australia has published a consultation paper on how best to obtain advice currently sought through PBRAC
Opposition to the “extended authorisation” liability proposal is apparently unanimous
The Commissioner can refuse a patent application capable of restoration, require a response within 2 months and direct a hearing of her own motion
Full Bench dismisses appeal from ruling that isolated genes are patentable subject matter in Australia.
Tonnex was found to have infringed Dynamic’s copyright in its printer cartridge compatability chart. That finding was upheld on appeal. Now, Yates J has ordered Tonnex to pay Dynamic $150,001.00 in damages. The damages are comprised of compensatory damages under s115(2) of $1.00 and $150,000 by way of additional damages under s115(4).