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Google gets EUR2.43 billion fine

The European Commission has fined Google EUR2.43 billion (approx. AU$3.6 billion) for misusing its market power over internet searches.

Global Innovation Index 2017

Australia falls to #23 from #19 in 2017’s Global Innovation Index.

Pham Global 2: the new law of substantial identity

The Full Court also indicated a substantially expanded role for the test of substantial identity in stating that Pham Global’s trade mark was substantially identical with Insight Clinical’s.

Copyright amendments passed

The Copyright Amendments (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 has now been passed by both Houses of Parliament.

Don’t file in the wrong applicant’s name

Filing a trade mark application by the wrong person invalidates the resulting registration

The Australian Bar Association “gets” Australian Barristers Chambers

Australian Barristers Chambers Pty Ltd (in liquid.) had been found to have infringed the Australian Bar Association’s registered trade marks.

US Supreme Court adopts international exhaustion for patents

The US Supreme Court has declared that an authorised sale of a patented product abroad exhausts the patentee’s rights over that product within the United States of America.

Another get-up case gets up

Homart’s CHÉRI get-up misrepresents an association with Careline’s CHANTELLE get-up

WIPO Overview 3.0

WIPO has published the third edition of it Overview of Panel Views on selected UDRP questions.

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