Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme Coming in 2018

15 09 2017

Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme coming in 2018 - Mandatory “eligible data breach” notification provisions under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme will commenc

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Tiffany Wins Trademark Battle

22 08 2017

Tiffany & Co awarded over $US19 million after winning trademark battle A U.S. federal judge has ordered Costco Wholesale Corp to pay luxury American jewellery ret

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Thailand Joins the Madrid System

09 08 2017

Thailand has become the 99th member of the Madrid System after the Government of Thailand signed on to the Madrid Protocol on 7 August 2017. The Madrid Protocol is a t

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Amazon Starts Trademark War

03 08 2017

After officially announcing their move to Australia in early 2017, online retailing giant, Amazon, has taken on a small Perth-based retailer in a battle over the Australi

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Global Innovation Index 2017

29 06 2017

Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 was released on 15 June 2017. Now in its 10th edition, the GII provides an annual ranking of the innovation capabilities and perform

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What are Zombie Trademarks ?

23 06 2017

Zombie Trademarks or "Dead" trademarks may still give the original owner the right to prevent someone else from bringing their trademark back to life. What are Zombie

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Generic Trademarks Elliot v Google

05 06 2017

Google has fought off an attempt to have their trademarks for ‘GOOGLE’ cancelled in the United States after a 3.5 year long court battle. In 2012, Chris Gillespie

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31 05 2017

Australia Post has lost a two-year long trademark battle with growing Australian start-up, Sendle. Since it first began its operations in 2014, Sendle has been offerin

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Madrid Trademark Applications in 2016

20 04 2017

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released the 2016 figures for trademark applications filed through the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Protocol is

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Cybersquatting Scorecard

03 04 2017

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released the latest statistics on cybersquatting cases filed in 2016. Cybersquatting is the practice of bad fai

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