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A “new” Act designs case!

Nicholas J has ruled that by selling its Razor fan Martec has infringed Hunter Pacific’s registered design for a ceiling fan hub, ADR No. 340171.

Selected links from last week

In case you missed the: A selection of links I found interesting last week

Omnibus claims: substantially the same

In partly allowing Glaxo’s appeal, the Full Court (Allsop CJ, Yates and Robertson JJ) has ruled against an expansive interpretation of omnibus claims.

Selected links from around the web

A selection of (mostly) IP-related links I found interesting last week

NZexit?

The Commerce Select committee of the NZ Parliament has recommended that NZ should continue with the proposed Single Application and Examination Processes for patent applications in both Australia and NZ. The committee, however, did support continuing with the single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime.

A trade mark licence requires actual control

The Full Federal Court has held that the licensor must actually excercise control over the licensee for a trade mark licence to be a valid licence.

Selected links from the last week

A selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week

Court of Appeal orders ISPs to block access to trade mark infringing websites

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the court’s general power to grant injunctions can be invoked by trade mark owners to get orders against ISPs to block internet access to website that have infringing content.

The Government has published its response to ACIP’s Designs Report

On 6 May 2016, the Government published its response to ACIP’s review of designs law. Who knew? ACIP came up with 23 recommendations. For the most part, the Government accepted ACIP’s recommendations.

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