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In the recent decision of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited v. Energy Beverages LLC  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).
To celebrate International Women in Engineering day (23 June 2020), Shelston IP would like to highlight our outstanding female patent attorneys and patent engineers qualified in this field. With 30 years of experience in the patent profession, Caroline Bommer is the female engineer that we aspire to be. She provides a wonderful example of
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 was introduced in Australia with the intention of aligning Australia’s written description requirements with those in the UK and Europe. Under the new Act, a specification must disclose the invention in a manner which is clear enough and complete enough for the invention to be
In the Registrar’s decision of National Australia Bank Limited  ATMO 41 (19 March 2020), National Australia Bank (“NAB”) have successfully relied upon the their significant reputation in Australia to overcome citations of prior rights and secure acceptance of the composite logo mark (“NAB Logo mark”) shown below. The Registrar followed the previous decision of
The international IP journal Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) conducts a worldwide survey of IP practitioners each year as a key benchmark for the industry. We are delighted to announce that Shelston IP has, for 2020, been ranked by MIP as a Tier 1 firm for patent prosecution in Australia. This ranking reflects the calibre of our
IP Australia extends period for requesting extensions of time for deadlines which cannot be met due to COVID-19
New extended deadline of 31 July 2020 for requesting extensions of time at IP Australia when a deadline cannot be met due to COVID-19. Initially, in April 2020, IP Australia announced that free extensions of time of up to three months could be requested until 31 May 2020 when a deadline could not be