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 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
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 Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents  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
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).