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  1. Legal news
    20 May 2021
    It’s nearly BBQ season… but hold the meat! Tips to make your plant-based food brand thrive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/its-nearly-bbq-season-but-hold-the-meat-tips-to-make-your-plant-based-food-brand-thrive

    Veganuary has been and gone, but there’s no better time to discuss the plant-based meat revolution. 2020 saw a huge rise in consumer demand for vegetarian and vegan options, and a particular surge in the growth of ...

  2. Legal news
    17 June 2021
    auDA introduces stricter licensing rules for .au domain names
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/auda-introduces-stricter-licensing-rules-for-au-domain-names

    The Australian administrator for the .au country code top level domain, .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), has introduced the .au Domain Administration Rules: Licensing (Rules). The Rules consolidate and update ...

  3. Legal news
    13 November 2020
    Australia’s High Court introduces patent exhaustion doctrine into Australian law – awarding a victory to remanufacturers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australias-high-court-introduces-patent-exhaustion

    In the long running patent infringement battle between OEM cartridge supplier Seiko Epson, and the remanufacturer of its cartridges, Calidad, on 12 November the High Court delivered its judgment, imposing a significant ...

  4. Legal news
    23 February 2021
    Patent claims directed at solving the volume of workplace health & safety paperwork are ‘a good idea’ but unpatentable: Federal Court of Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/patent-claims-directed-at-solving-the-volume-of-workplace-health-and-safety-paperwork

    Can a patentee overcome a decision that the invention claimed is not a manner of manufacture (ie. does not contain patentable subject matter) by amendment? On 29 January 2021, the decision in Repipe #2 was handed down ...

  5. Legal news
    02 September 2021
    New 12 month “grace period” introduced to Australian Designs legislation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/new-12-month-grace-period-introduced-to-australian-designs-legislation

    On 30 August 2021, The Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 (Bill) was passed by the Australian Parliament on 30 August 2021. Amongst other change the Bill effects to ...

  6. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-chapter-in-antitrust-and-intellectual-property-review-fifth-edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.

  7. Legal news
    12 June 2019
    Deliberate copying: Federal Court finds patentee entitled to additional damages in patent infringement case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/federal-court-finds-patentee-entitled-to-additional-damages-in-patent-infringement-case

    On 3 June 2019, in a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Gram Engineering Pty Ltd v Oxworks Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 689, a rare order was made finding that the patentee is entitled to additional damages for ...

  8. Legal news
    11 May 2021
    An overview of the current and proposed medical cannabis regulatory regime in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/an-overview-of-the-current-and-proposed-medical-cannabis-regulatory-regime-in-australia

    Currently, medicinal cannabis in Australia is regulated by a series of overlapping pieces of State and Federal legislation: regulatory regimes targeting narcotic drugs, poisons and controlled substances and therapeutic ...

  9. Legal news
    12 May 2021
    A warning to the brand that cried Wolff
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/a-warning-to-the-brand-that-cried-wolff

    Full Federal Court of Australia finds that common descriptive elements can be central to a comparative analysis of trade marks.