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News & Insights

2020
17
Dec

Unfair contract term laws: important changes and IP agreements

By: Rhys Williamson

Upcoming changes to the unfair contract term laws mean any business that requires customers or small business commercial partners to…

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12
Oct

Protecting your trade mark

By: Rhys Williamson

Your business is making some serious cash – or it’s about to. Customers are raving about what you do –…

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05
Jun

New guidance on patenting computer-implemented inventions (Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd [2020] FCAFC 86)

By: Rhys Williamson

The Full Court of the Federal Court in Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd [2020] FCAFC 86  (Rokt Appeal) …

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14
May

New guidance on patenting computer-implemented inventions (Facebook, Inc. [2020] APO 19)

By: Rhys Williamson

A recent Australian Patent Office decision of Facebook, Inc. [2020] APO 19 may signal a relaxation of its view on…

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18
Feb

Transfer pricing laws and why it’s time to review your profits

By: Rhys Williamson

Transfer pricing laws and why it’s time to review your profits With the Australian Tax Office (ATO) continuing to target…

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2019
11
Dec

When can you patent an invention implemented by a computer – Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack (September 2019)

By: Rhys Williamson

The patentability of computer-implemented inventions has long been a tricky issue for innovators and entrepreneurs. While a recent decision by…

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15
May

Trade mark intra-group licensing – control your trade marks

By: Rhys Williamson

An entity that owns a trade mark but does not use it (for example, when the registered owner licenses the…

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13
Mar

Published Australian Patent Office decisions – February 2019 Review

By: Mahoneys

The following review of published Australian Patent Office decisions in February 2019 may be useful for IP practitioners, patent attorneys,…

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07
Mar

Published Australian Patent Office decisions – January 2019 Review

By: Rhys Williamson

1.  The following review of published Australian Patent Office decisions in January 2019 may be useful for IP practitioners, patent…

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07
Mar

Anti-competition laws will soon apply to IP arrangements

By: Rhys Williamson

Until recently, intellectual property licences, assignments or arrangements (including patents, trade marks or copyright) were exempt from the Restrictive Trade…

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01
Mar

Be careful: your Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) registrations may lapse soon

By: Rhys Williamson

If you registered security interests on the PPSR when it launched seven years ago, you would be wise to check…

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2018
22
Nov

Unpacking recent changes to Australia’s IP legislation

By: Rhys Williamson

Recent changes to Australia’s intellectual property legislation reflect some of the recommendations made by the Productivity Commission in 2016. This…

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