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Government consultation papers on patent and trade marks

IP Australia has published 5 consultation papers on how to implement some of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations accepted by the Government

Unregistered design or registered design – UK

Over at the IpKat, Darren Meale has an extensive post explaining some of the intricate differences that arise when litigating an UK unregistered design right versus a registered design right. As he explains: But UKUDR is quite powerful. As noted above, a designer can essentially make up what it says its rights are once it has seen an alleged infringement appear on the market, and it can lawfully do so.. Read More

Cutting the costs of designs litigation

Justice Carr in the UK has weighed into case management of design infringement cases in a big way.

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017 – exposure draft

An exposure draft of legislation to rationalise, simplify and de-anomalies Australia’s IP laws. And some other things.

Selected links from the last week (or so)

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week:

Selected links from last week

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting last week

A “new” Act designs case!

Nicholas J has ruled that by selling its Razor fan Martec has infringed Hunter Pacific’s registered design for a ceiling fan hub, ADR No. 340171.

The Government has published its response to ACIP’s Designs Report

On 6 May 2016, the Government published its response to ACIP’s review of designs law. Who knew? ACIP came up with 23 recommendations. For the most part, the Government accepted ACIP’s recommendations.

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.. Read More

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