GSK’s extended release paracetamol patent 2

Apotex also lost its cross-appeals on fair basis and best method

Feedspot’s Top 25 Australian Law blogs

IPwars included in Feedspot’s Top 25 Australian law blogs and websites for Australian lawyers.

Primary Health Care

The Full Court has dismissed Primary Healthcare’s appeal from the decision rejecting its attempt to register “Primary Health Care” for medical services.

More consultations – copyright edition

Government issues consultations papers and exposure drafts of new copyright regulations, acts which will not circumvent technological protection measures and codes of conduct for collecting societies.

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.

Science Fiction

Noted science fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson, imagines a future oral argument trying to patent something in light of recent (US) judicial attempts to clarify business method patenting. Imagine what fun he could have in an imaginary place far far away! Lid dip: PatentlyO In the meantime, IPwars is also heading far far way for […]

Little Brown Balls Bounced Again

Jessup J has ruled that MALTITOS may be registered for confectionary in the face of MALTESERS. Mars had successfully opposed Delfi’s application before the Office on the grounds of its prior registration for MALTESERS and its reputation in Australia. On the s 44 point, both marks consisted of three syllables and had the word “malt” […]

ACIP Final Designs Report

ACIP’s final report into its review of the Designs System has been published. The report is 70 pages (including annexes) – 43 pages for the report itself; and 23 recommendations. Key recommendations include: investigate joining the Hague system and, if a decision is made to join, extend the maximum term of design protection to 15 […]

What would Google do [1]

The Way of the Warrant: Google has published a video on how it deals with search warrants

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by during the year. IPwars has headed off into the summer sun. Hopefully to return in late January. Wishing you the compliments of the Season and all the best for 2014!

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