In Anchorage Capital Partners Pty Limited v ACPA Pty Ltd ( FCAFC 6, February 2 2018), the Full Court of the Federal Court has determined a case involving competing claims to ownership, in Australia, of the trade mark ANCHORAGE for financial services. The Australian company, Anchorage Capital Partners Pty Ltd (Anchorage) was incorporated in
Earth Hour started as an Australian campaign in 2007. The campaign was designed to draw attention to tackling global warming and get people talking about what we can do to help. Since then, Earth Hour has grown to engage more than 180 countries and territories worldwide. This year, Earth Hour will be held on
Shelston IP wishes to congratulate Professor Hala Zreiqat from Sydney University, who has recently been named NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year. She is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering, where she founded the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Research Unit in 2006. Shelston IP has been providing IP-related services to Sydney University for many years, and has been
New Zealand’s new Patents Act 2013 commenced on 13 September 2014, and was given effect by the accompanying Patents Regulations 2014. Over the ensuing 3½ years, a few “uncertainties” (unintended consequences/drafting errors) have come to light. On balance, none were deemed significant enough to warrant immediate amendment to the Regulations and indeed only one (micro-organism
The “CPTPP”, otherwise known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is what remains of the “TPPA-11” (which was itself, what remained of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) Free Trade Agreement following the withdrawal of the United States). Earlier today (8 March 2018), in Santiago, Chile, the eleven remaining signatories put pen to paper
The recent Meat & Livestock Australia Limited v Cargill, Inc (MLA) Federal Court decision has brought the significant differences that exist between Australian and US “gene patent” practice into sharp focus. These differences predominantly arise from the peculiarities of the US and AU Myriad decisions as well as the US Mayo v. Prometheus and Ariosa v.