Lessons from the Australian courts

By Michael Wolnizer and Madeleine Chan

The first Trademarks Office decisions concerning the new extension of time provisions introduced by the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 were just one notable development in 2014

In 2014 Australian courts considered a wide range of trademark law issues and their decisions offer useful guidance for practitioners and rights holders alike. This review examines the most significant rulings of the past year, as well as the first decisions of the Trademarks Office concerning the new extension of time provisions introduced by the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012.

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