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Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

Are you carrying on business in Australia by registering a trade mark here

If you need authority for the proposition that registering a trade mark, or enforcing the rights under the registration, does not necessarily mean you are carrying on business in Australia, Besanko J may help you out.

Logan J has ruled that documents prepared by a firm of trade mark attorneys in connection with a domain name arbitration are not covered by trade marks attorney privilege

Two points about exclusive licences of patents in Australia

The Full Court has accepted that an exclusive licensee can agree to acquire all its requirements of the licensed products from the patentee. A sub-licensee, however, is not an exclusive licensee.

Dot Feedback

A couple of interesting points to think about if you are disputing a domain name registration in dot feedback

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