IP Update – March 2011 Issue 11
Welcome to the first edition of IP update for 2011. This edition presents a number of practice updates to keep you informed of thelatest developments in the Australian IP landscape. We also discuss several cases which have been handed down in recent months. The firm was pleased to join as Foundation Sponsor of Queensland’s life sciences industry organisation (QLife). QLife is a welcomed initiative by the Queensland government and Davies Collison Cave is pleased to be involved at the outset. The firm is proud to announce its most recent award, the Corporate Intl Magazine 2010 Legal Award for Trademark Law Firm of the Year 2010 Australia.
We are delighted to receive the award and wish to thank our clients and staff for their continuing support.
In this issue
- Wild Turkey’s Goose Chase: Court Discretion Keeps Competitor’s Trade Mark on the Register
Austin, Nichols & Co Inc v Lodestar Anstalt  FCA 39
- Delays Cost Aventis Interlocutory Injunctions in Patent Infringement Fight Over Anti-Cancer Drug
Interpharma Pty Ltd v Aventis Pharma SA  FCA 32
- The Solution to the Problem of Hindsight is Obvious: What is the Invention?
Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd v Wyeth  FCA 1211