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Section 51(3) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act, which exempts conditional licensing or assignment of IP rights from most of the prohibitions on cartel conduct, is due to be repealed. Businesses are strongly urged to review their IP arrangements to ensure that they comply with the competition laws.
22 March 2019
Online gaming has driven significant growth in the gambling industry and key players are capitalising on intellectual property to protect their innovations.
22 February 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at a new online service launched by the Swedish IP Office, the Babybel wax-coating trademark being invalidated, scammers filing “fake trademarks” to hijack Instagram accounts, and much more.
15 February 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at Brainbase raising money to bolster its licensing platform, the discovery of fake leukaemia drugs, the EUIPO turning to blockchain to fight counterfeiting, and much more.
08 February 2019
In opposition proceedings before the Australian Trademarks Office, PayPal has successfully prevented the registration of the word mark FINPAL and the logo mark FINPAL by financial service provider FinPal.
22 January 2019
Following a record number of trademark applications, 2018 has been a busy year at IP Australia. Alongside core operations, the office has undertaken various initiatives this year – with more planned for 2019.
28 November 2018
Australian salumi manufacturer Borgo Salumi has defeated an attempt by Italian food giant AIA Agricola Italiana Alimenare to stop it from registering the logo that it had used for decades.
23 November 2018
In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan stepping up its fight against fakes, the Finnish IP office reminding users about an impending trademark change, IP Australia seeking user input, and much more.
20 November 2018
In this exclusive guest op-ed, a call is made for the removal of "substantially identical" from Section 44 of the Australian Trademarks Act.
13 November 2018
While the move is fundamentally a trademark industry acquisition, the move could also open up access to new industries and customers.
31 October 2018
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