Allsop CJ has held that Trojan’s repackaging of genuine cigars to meet Australia’s plain packaging laws is legitimate under the Trade Marks Act.
The Government has accepted almost all of the Harper Review’s recommendations including the power to block parallel imports of books.
Reeves J has sentenced Davies to 200 hours community service for non-compliance with a s 155 notice under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010
Full text of TPP here. IP chapter here. Lid dip: Prof. Cotter
The Full Court has dismissed Telstra’s appeal against “Yellow” being found descriptive of print and online directories.
The University of Melbourne’ Global Economic Law Network is holding a Workshop on the TPP
Following the High Court’s ruling that Myriad’s claims for isolated DNA relating to BRCA1 were not patentable subject matter, IP Australia has released a “consultation” on how it proposes to treat patent applications claiming genetic material.
Just in time for the 2015 Copyright Symposium, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Google Books Project is “fair use” of copyright and so not infringing. Judgment here (pdf). Opinion authored by Circuit Judge Leval. Eleanora of the IPkats first look here; Rebecca Tushnet focuses on the fourth factor discussion here. The “four factors” from §107 are: (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such.. Read More
The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper for its inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements.
A closer look at the High Court’s ruling in D’Arcy v Myriad