IP Update – June 2011 Issue 12
In this edition of IP Update we provide commentary on several recent Australian Federal Court decisions that are of significance. There is also a detailed outline of the progress of the Gene Patent legislation that is currently before the Senate, that has been provided by Tania Obranovich, who has been heavily involved in discussing implications of the proposed legislation with law makers and the media and in advising the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and AusBiotech on these issues.
We also feature a recent trip by three partners to attend the Japan Fundraising Dinner held in Tasmania. The firm was deeply saddened by the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan earlier this year and was pleased to be involved in this fundraising event.
We are pleased to announce that the firm was recently awarded Australian IP Prosecution Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property. We take this opportunity to thank our clients and our wonderful staff for enabling us to achieve this success.
We hope you enjoy the June edition of IP Update which provides editorials on the latest cases and developments to keep you abreast of IP news in Australia.
In this issue
- Banning The Patenting Of Genes And Other Biological Materials – Fact vs Fiction
- Trade Mark Owners Beware: Unsolicited Documents Resembling Invoices
- Full Court Decides On Appeal That A Substantial Part Of “Kookaburra” Was Copied In Men At Work’s “Down Under”
EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited v Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Limited  FCAFC 47
- Federal Court: Dennis Family Homes Infringed Copyright By Taking Barrett Property Group’s Alfresco Quadrant
Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd v Dennis Family Homes Pty Ltd  FCA 246
- Federal Court: Trade Mark Licence Restraints can be Wider Than Trade Marks Act Deceptive Similarity
Symbion Pharmacy Services Pty Ltd v Idameneo (No. 789) Limited  FCA 389
- Federal Court Affirms Test For Validity of Innovation Patents
SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd v Ciba Specialty Chemicals Water Treatments Limited  FCA 452
- Australian Registered Designs: Shedding Light On The Tests
LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Roadvision Pty Ltd  FCA 146 (25 February 2011)