Identifying new uses to existing drugs is not uncommon. In fact, repurposing existing drugs to treat disorders other than its initially-approved indication holds real potential in providing patients options when access to other effective treatments is unavailable. When a drug is repurposed, its safety profile,...

On 12 April 2021, a new set of rules for the .au country code top level domain (ccTLD) comes into effect. All .au ccTLD domain names registered or renewed on or after this date will be subject to the new licensing rules. Currently, to be eligible...

Double patenting is the granting of two patents for a single invention to the same Applicant in a single country. Double patenting is not allowed because two patents for the same invention cannot be granted to the same Applicant. This article goes through the differences...

We are pleased to announce that our firm has again been listed among the top Australian firms for trade mark prosecution and strategy in the 2021 World Trademark Review (WTR) WTR1000 list. This ranking reflects the continued dedication of our trade marks Attorneys, Kellie Jukkola, Associate...

Following decisions by the Federal Court and the Full Federal Court of Australia, the High Court has delivered its verdict on the question of whether the refilling and reselling of used printer cartridges infringes patents directed to the cartridges. The Seiko Epson Corporation is the patentee...

The Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 (“the Bill”) was introduced into the Senate on 2nd December 2020. As reported in our earlier article, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) had released its Final Report after investigating the current Australian designs system. The...

IP Australia’s streamlined process to provide free extensions of time to customers impacted by COVID-19 continues. Australia's IP Office have advised that the deadline has been further extended until 28 February 2021. This period could be extended further, and IP Australia have said they will...

The Ceres Tag is a comprehensive animal monitoring system and the world’s only direct-to-satellite smart geo-location ear tag, developed right here in Australia. In exciting news, Ceres Tag recently won the SVG Ventures Thrive Australia Challenge announced in Silicon Valley which was a great achievement,...

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