Ride2Work Day: What role has intellectual property played in the success of the Brompton folding bike?

It’s that time of the year again: it’s National Ride2Work Day (Wednesday 17 October 2018). With this in mind, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show my appreciation for my favourite way to travel to work: the Brompton folding bicycle. I take a brief look at the bike and the role of intellectual property

Common types of patent claims in the field of chemical sciences

The purposes of the claims of a patent are to define the metes and bounds of an invention, and to place the public on notice of what constitutes an infringement. Generally speaking, the requirements for patent claims are that they must:   define the matter for which protection is sought, preferably in terms of the

Michael Zammit recognised as Legal Influencer in IP – Australasia by Lexology

Michael Zammit has been recognised as a Legal Influencer in IP for Australasia in the first Lexology Awards, announced on 3 October.   Relying on a bespoke automated process to analyse Lexology data, the Lexology Awards reward those who produce great legal content for their subscribers. At the end of each quarter, individual authors are recognised

The Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent: with Brexit Day approaching and Germany yet to ratify, time is running out…

With still no decision on whether or not a legal challenge at the German Constitutional Court is admissible, it is becoming increasingly uncertain if the new legislation for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the unitary patent will come into force before the UK’s departure from the EU.  This article briefly outlines what the unitary

Dispute between Dunlop and Goodyear highlights importance of maintaining control over use of marks

Dispute between Dunlop and Goodyear over use and registration of DUNLOP and ‘flying D’ device mark Use by Goodyear Australia was under control of registered owner, Goodyear US Goodyear Australia’s use of marks constituted use for purposes of defending non-use action The dispute in Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Limited v The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company ([2018]

Executive changes at IP Australia – looking to the future

On August 10, Patricia Kelly retired from her position as Director General of IP Australia, after almost five years in the role. Patricia will be replaced by Michael Schwager whose current role is as acting Chief Operating Officer at the Australian government scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Shelston IP

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