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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 years; introduce a grace period of 6 months before the filing date, but require an applicant relying on.. Read More

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!

Australian blawgs

Separovic Injury Lawyers in Perth have compiled an interesring list of Australian legal blogs. Law Geek DownUnder provides useful summaries about the issues in upcoming High Court cases and, when they’re handed down, what they decided. In the past Stephen Warne has explained why all lawyers should have top up professional indemnity insurance (although apparently it does not help solicitors quite as much as it should(?)). I shall have to check out the.. Read More

New Judges

The Constitution requires that Justice Heydon retires from the High Court by 1 March 2013. The Attorney General today announced that Justice Keane, currently the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, will be replacing him. In addition, Justice Allsop, who is currently President of the NSW Court of Appeal, will be taking up appointment as Chief Justice of the Federal Court. Before he went to the Court of Appeal, Allsop J sat in.. Read More

Ambush marketing or how did …

… Darth Vader get past LOCOG security? Watch (Really starts after 00:23 and watch the crowd at 01:00 and 2:00.) Lid dip: James McDougall

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your time and comments and encouragement over the past year. I hope you have continued to find something of interest. IPwars is disappearing off into the summer sun like all be-gowned, if not be-wigged, creatures and should be returning in late January. Meanwhile, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

Apple gets interlocutory injunction against Samsung

Apple gets over the first hurdle.

The future (?) for booksellers

Remember all the fuss when the Minister (was reported to have) said all the bookshops (except those in the big cities) were going to close? (or something like that). It would appear that his comments may have arisen from a report by the Book Industry Study Group. The report is not public yet, but the 138 submissions are and so is the Market Analysis Research Report from PWC (pdf). There are lots of.. Read More

Talking head, travelling slideshow

My Copyright Update 2011 for IPSANZ travels to Adelaide on 28 September. If you’re in Adelaide, hope to see you there.