Life sciences patents must be drafted carefully to ensure that they meet the new US patentability threshold requirements.
The Report has recently been made publically available and focuses on the economic impact in Australia of gene patents.
This is a brief wrap-up of recent decisions relating to pharma trade marks from the EU, the United States and Australia.
The NZ government proposed an amendment to the Patents Bill, maybe to effect an end to software patents in New Zealand.
The decision is considering the patentability of isolated human genes claimed in patents held by Myriad Genetics, Inc.
The TPP will have very real consequences in respect of the Australasian healthcare industry and NZ patent law reform.
Objections to registration of pharmaceutical trade marks based on the inclusion of an INN stem remain a concern.
Australia's copyright laws could include the adoption of a US-style fair use exemption, if ALRC proposals are adopted.
The Report recommends that the criteria for obtaining a compulsory licence of a patent be strengthened and streamlined.
Recent changes remove the requirement to lodge a Notice of Entitlement for patent applications prior to acceptance.
The case provides guidance on issues that Australian trade mark owners should consider in online advertising practices.
This amendment brings Australia in line with how the AdWords trade mark policy is applied in other parts of the world.
Following computer generated blueprints, a designer can now literally print a garment into a wearable fashion piece.
DC Comics successfully overturned the decision that would have seen the registration of the mark "superman workout".
Justice Bennett refused an application in the Federal Court, by Cheqout, to register the trade mark 'superman workout'.
DC Comics has rights to the Superman name and successfully appealed against the fitness company's lodgement of the name.
Holders of copyright and trade marks can obtain more information about importers and distributors of counterfeit goods.
This recent news has increased the intensity of the spotlight on the gene patent debate in both the US and Australia.
Contrary to what most celebrities think, nobody owns the copyright rights to their own image.
Australian brand owners with registered trademarks in Europe must heed a recent decision on trade mark use.