Announcement – Shelston IP promotion to Principal

Shelston IP is very pleased to announce Tam Huynh‘s promotion to Principal from 1 July 2020. Congratulations on this important milestone in your career.     Tam heads up our Fintech team and works in the fields of electrical engineering and information technology patents. Her background in accounting also facilitates an understanding of financial system

Shelston IP reappointed as CSIRO provider

Shelston IP is proud to announce that we have been reappointed as one of the exclusive IP service providers to CSIRO. As readers know, CSIRO is Australia’s leading multidisciplinary research organisation, with more than 5,000 talented people working out of centers in Australia and internationally. CSIRO plays a vital role in enhancing collaboration within the

E-signing and witnessing of documents in COVID-19 times and beyond

This article discusses the current state of the law concerning electronic signature and witnessing of documents in Australia including so-called click-wrap contracts, e-signing laws and the specific electronic witnessing regulations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.   In general, terms, Australian law establishes that most documents can be executed electronically.  There are exceptions for certain formal

Kimberly-Clark’s wipes are “flushable”. Australia’s regulator loses its appeal against Kimberley-Clark

Representations on Packaging and in Advertising – the Full Federal Court finds that Kimberley-Clark has not Engaged in Misleading Conduct by using “Flushable”.     The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has lost its Full Court appeal that Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) had misled and deceived consumers, by representing on its website www.kleenex-cottonelle.com.au and on

Aristocrat hits the jackpot as electronic gaming machine found patentable

Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents [2020] FCA 778   Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited (ATA) appealed to the Federal Court from an Australian Patent Office decision that four of its innovation patents (the Patents) for electronic gaming machines (EGMs) should be revoked to failing to define patentable subject matter.  The Federal

Frucor gets the green light and maintains its V Green registration

In the recent decision of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited v. Energy Beverages LLC [2020] NZIPOTM 5 (11 May 2020), Energy Beverages LLC (Energy Beverages) was unsuccessful in its application for revocation of the green colour mark (V Green mark) owned by Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited (Frucor).

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