IP Australia have opened public consultation on five IP policy matters. Four of these policy matters form part of IP Australia’s proposed implementation of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s 2016 Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements.
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In many jurisdictions, damages as a remedy for infringement are not available or are reduced where the infringer proves they were an ‘innocent infringer’. To avoid access to such a defence, in the case of a product protected by a registered patent and/or a design right, the IP right holder can ensure that third parties are put on constructive notice of the existence of any associated registered IP rights. This is by physically marking the product with the word “patented”, “patent”, “registered design”, etc.
- Lessons from Clipsal’s trade mark battle for the cancellation of CLIPSO
- Copying source code: reproducing even a small portion of source code can constitute copyright infringement.
- Interlocutory relief for a ‘one trick pony’: clarification around the factors relevant to the court when considering interlocutory injunctions.