IP Update – December 2008 Issue 2

IP Update – December 2008 Issue 2

Foreword

As the year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and staff for another successful year.

We have been fortunate in receiving not one but three awards this year: Managing Intellectual Property Australian IP Firm of the Year; the Australasian Legal Business Award for IP Specialist Law Firm of the Year and the WORLDleaders: International IP Award for ASIA PACIFIC – Excellence in Trademark Practice/Litigation award.

It is also a year in which we have seen five staff join our partnership: Ian Pascarl; Alistair Smith; Joy Atacador; Kathryn Morris; and Chris Carter. The firm continues to expand, recruiting staff at all levels within the firm and also in each of the firm's offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Another major milestone for the firm was signing a further five year sponsorship of the Chair of Intellectual Property with the Law School at the University of Melbourne. This is significant commitment of the firm demonstrates our ongoing dedication to providing education both nationally and internationally on IP issues.

On behalf of Davies Collison Cave we wish all our clients Seasons Greetings, Peace and Happiness in the New Year.

In this issue

  • Our Awards
  • Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane Offices
  • Innovic The Next Big Thing Award
  • Conferences/Events Attended

Case Studies

  • The Trouble With Enantiomers
    Apotex Pty Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis [2008] FCA 1194
  • If You Are a Mother (Or Even if you Are Not), You Will Have Heard of the Brand Huggies.
    Kimberly-Clarke WorldWide, Inc v Goulimis [2008] FCA 1415
  • What Constitutes an Innovative Step?
    Delnorth Pty Ltd v. Dura-Post (Aust) Pty Ltd [2008] FCA 1225
  • Court Influenced by the Operation of the PBS in Granting Interlocutory Injunction:
    Interpharma Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2008] FCA 1498
  • Another Reason to Avoid Reliance on the Grace Period for Filing Patent Applications:
    Subsequent Divisional Application Mont Adventure Equipment Pty Ltd v Phoenix Leisure Group Pty Ltd [2008] FCA 1476
  • Promising Developments For Trade Mark Owners:
    Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Reference No. 1 of 2008 [2008] VSCA 214 and other developments
  • The Importance of Having Agreements in Writing:
    JLCS Pty Ltd v Squires Loft City Steakhouse [2008] FCA 867
  • Criticality Of Construction Affirmed:
    Nufarm Ltd v Jurox Pty Ltd [2008] FCAFC 180 (11 November 2008)
  • PCT Wheel now available