IP Update – April 2009 Issue 3
Welcome to the first issue of IP Update for 2009. We hope our clients, colleagues and friends around the world have had a good start to the New Year. In this edition we are pleased to inform readers of our staff achievements; namely seven staff recognised in the AFR Best Lawyers Intellectual Property category for 2009. Our offices continue to host many seminars and events to ensure our clients are continually abreast of industry changes and our case studies section reports on the latest developments in the courts.
In this issue
Shape Marks: KIT KAT® Shape not Distinctive
Aldi Stores v Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A. 2008 ATMO 76
Valuable Protection Afforded By 2003 Act Design Registrations
LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Elecspess Pty Ltd  FCA 1941
Determining Inventorship In Australia – Have A Heart!
Polwood Pty Ltd v Foxworth Pty Ltd  FCAFC 9 (18 February 2008)
Patent Revocation For Fraud, False Suggestion Or Misrepresentation
Uniline Australia Ltd v SBriggs Pty Ltd  FCA 222 (16 March 2009)
Copyright Infringement Found By Taking The "Look And Feel"
Elwood Clothing Pty Ltd v Cotton On Clothing Pty Ltd  FCAFC 197
New Zealand Practice Change: Patent Application Acceptance Process
Recent changes implemented by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) have altered the acceptance process for New Zealand patent applications.
- Government Funding Update: The Export Market Development Grant