Senate Economics committee recommends passage of PC Implementation bill No 1
The Senate Economics Committee requires submissions on the (intellectual property) Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 bill to be submitted by 1 June 2018
First round of legislation to implement the Productivity Commission’s recommendations released for comment
The US Supreme Court has declared that an authorised sale of a patented product abroad exhausts the patentee’s rights over that product within the United States of America.
The Full Court has dismissed Scandinavian Tobacco’s appeal from Allsop CJ’s ruling that Trojan’s repackaging of various genuine cigar products into conformity with Australia’s plain packaging laws is legitimate.
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.
Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP laws
Articles on parallel imports published in (2014) 22(1) CCLJ 1, 21 and 39.
Big week for parallel imports last week: (1) the US Supreme Court declared US law applies a doctrine of international exhaustion for copyright material (2) Adobe, Apple and Microsoft fronted the Australian Parliament to explain why digital “things” cost so much more in Australia than elsewhere (i.e., the USA). Apple’s defence said, amongst other things, […]
According to the Age today, a number of (fashion) importers have agreed with their overseas manufacturers that the manufacturers will not supply orders to online purchasers in Australia: Importers close door on overseas online stores by Rachel Wells. The Gerry Harvey-esque arguments about how GST makes local retailers uncompetitive get a run again but, as […]