IP Update – March 2012 Issue 15
Welcome to the first edition of the IP Update for 2012.
In this edition of the IP Update we discuss a number of important intellectual property cases that have been handed down over the last couple of months. We look at the Optus v NRL case and the timing of the decision as it coincides with the announcement that there will be a review of Australian copyright legislation. The Full Federal Court recently handed down a decision regarding design infringement involving LED Technologies v Roadvision which we will also discuss.
We explore some recent changes to IP practice including the Personal Property Securities Act which came into force on 30 January 2012 and the availability of new gTLD domain names which became available on 12 January 2012.
DCC News looks at some of the awards and rankings achieved this year as well as giving you a brief insight into the highlights of our industry involvement over the last three months.
In this Issue
- Australian registered designs: “non-essential” features can be significant.
LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Roadvision Pty Ltd  FCAFC 3
- Ownership of employee inventions: is the test for inventive step relevant?
The Royal Children’s Hospital v Robert Alexander  APO 94 (10 November 2011)
- How scandalous is too scandalous for the Australian trade marks office?
- Optus’ online DVR found not to infringe copyright; AFL and NRL set to appeal
Singtel Optus Pty Ltd v National Rugby League Investments Pty Ltd (No.2)  FCA 34
- Prof. Jill Mckeough to lead Australian Law Reform Commission review of copyright law and exceptions
- New Personal Property Securities Register now up and running, but what do I do now?
- New generic top level domain names (gTLDs)