Shades of green – 2

In the decision rejecting Frucor’s green TM application, there were also points about grounds of opposition and amendment of applications on appeal.

Shades of green

Frucor’s attempt to register the colour green for its energy drinks has been comprehensively rejected

Trade mark licensing problems

Trident Seafoods has failed to get Trident Foods’ registrations for TRIDENT removed for non-use, but only because Gleeson J exercised her Honour’s discretion against removal.

Productivity Commission implementation part 2

IP Australia has released draft legislation for the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 including more changes to inventive step, an objects clause and phasing out the innovation patent.

INTA is coming Down Under

For the first time in 10 years, INTA is holding a 2 day conference in Sydney on 11 – 12 October 2018….

A Basket Is Still Not A Cylinder

Glaxo has lost its appeal against Beach J’s ruling that Apotex and Generic Partners did not infringe its sustained release paracetamol patent because the mistaken reference to “basket” could not be interpreted as “cylinder”.

Service providers and safe harbours

A consultation on draft regulations has been released as the extension of online safe harbours to the education, cultural and disability sectors nears enactment

IP Laws Amendment ( Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 etc) Bill 2018

The Senate Economics Committee requires submissions on the (intellectual property) Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 bill to be submitted by 1 June 2018

Patent cases in the Federal Court

A statistical survey of patent litigation in the Federal Court of Australia

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+.

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