On 17 June 2019, Canadian trade mark law will undergo significant changes. In addition to Canada becoming designatable under the Madrid Protocol, another major change will be the adoption of the Nice Classification – an international classifica...

Michael Buck IP is delighted to announce that Daniel Rosenthal has joined the growing Brisbane based intellectual property firm. Daniel is a seasoned patent attorney bringing over 20 years’ experience and high-level technical knowledge having wor...

The Federal Court of Australia in Mylan Health Pty Ltd v Sun Pharma ANZ Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 28 has considered whether a generic manufacturer of a pharmaceutical product sold under a “skinny label” could be liable for indirect infringement of a pat...

Amazon recently announced an exciting new anti-counterfeiting program, dubbed Project Zero.  Intended to significantly reduce counterfeiting through the use of several user-controlled tools, Project Zero utilizes a suite of automated protections mad...

New Zealand has implemented a 12-month grace period for disclosures of an invention that occur on or after 30 December 2018. Australia has had a grace period since 2002. Perhaps surprisingly, given the moves to harmonise procedures in the two countri...

Recently, the European Union requested the New Zealand government register several Geographical Indications as part of a free trade deal.  A Geographical Indication (GI) is a name or logo used to identify the origin of goods (usually food or alcohol...

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