A number of our Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys will be attending the INTA Conference in Boston between 18 and 22 May 2019. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a short meeting during the conference to learn about our IP services in Australia and New Zealand.
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Australian design applications may optionally be filed with a Statement of Newness and Distinctiveness (SND). The protection afforded by the design registration can be significantly influenced by the features presented in the SND, as discussed in this article. In general terms, the SND may be directed to shape and/or configuration if the design primarily relates […]
In the recent decision of Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents  FCA 1988, the Federal Court found that a claim to a computer-implemented invention was allowable, thus overturning the decision of the Commissioner of Patents to refuse the application. The decision noted that the Commissioner’s approach of focusing on individual elements in isolation […]
At the recent annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Hon. Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, gave the plenary address. In his speech, Director Iancu stated that the USPTO was working on revised examination guidelines to provide consistency and clarity when assessing patentable subject matter by adopting a […]
A number of our senior patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys will be attending IP Conferences in 2018. In particular, we will be attending: The INTA conference in Seattle in May 2018; The FICPI conference in Toronto in June 2018; The APAA conference in New Delhi in November 2018. If you are also attending any of […]
The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by the Byron Bay craft brewery, Stone & Wood, in its dispute with Victorian craft brewery Elixir over use of the term “Pacific Ale” in Stone & Wood Group Pty Ltd v Intellectual Property Development Corporation Pty Ltd  FCAFC 29 (9 March 2018). Stone & […]