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New Twist In Website Blocking Injunctions

Nicholas J has granted further injunctions under s 115A against the telcos / ISPs to block access to websites related to HD Subs+.

ESCO’s patent did not make a composite promise and so is not invalid afterall

ESCO has won its appeal from the ruling that its patent lacked utility because the claims did not fulfill all promised advantages. The Patent ESCO’s patent relates to a wear assembly for securing a wear member to excavating equipment. Think of it as a way of attaching “teeth” to an excavating bucket and for a design of the “teeth” themselves. There are 26 claims. Claim 1 (and its dependent claims)[1].. Read More

Amsterdam in July?

Two possible reasons to visit Amsterdam in July: copyright and privacy law courses at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law.

The Hague Agreement: a cost benefit analysis

IP Australia’s preliminary conclusion is that joing the Hague Agreement for the registration of designs will cost Australian consumers a lot more than Australian designers will benefit

Bohemia Crystal shattered

Like MICHIGAN for farm equipment and OXFORD for books, Burley J has ordered that Bohemia Crystal’s trade marks, BOHEMIA and BOHEMIA CRYSTAL be revoked because they are not distinctive of “glassware”.

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