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Impact of Brexit on your IP rights in Europe

It has been over seven months since the UK officially left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.  It then entered an 11 month transition period to allow the finalization and implementation of a number of matters about the ...

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Update on Jones Tulloch’s response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, Jones Tulloch is monitoring the situation closely. The health and safety of our staff, clients, associates and the community in general is of paramount importance to us. Most of our staff have been ...

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Jones Tulloch Client Meetings and Office Hours

  Jones Tulloch offices will continue to be open during normal business hours with a skeleton staff. In the interests of health and safety, our staff are primarily working virtually. From Friday 20 March until further notice all client meetings will occur ...

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Second tier innovation patents to be phased out in Australia

On 26 February 2020 the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 received Royal Assent, signalling the ‘beginning of the end’ for the innovation patent in Australia. Passing of this bill into law triggers ...

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IP law changes in New Zealand

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) provides a common set of rules for intellectual property in a number of Pacific Rim countries that are party to the agreement. Canada, Australia, Mexico, Japan and Singapore have already ratified ...

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Paracetamol decision upheld on appeal

In a decision handed down on 10 May 2018, the Full Federal Court of Australia unanimously upheld the trial judge’s finding of validity of a patent to a sustained release pharmaceutical formulation containing the active ingredient paracetamol, and confirmed that ...

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Cattle Genome Analysis Patent Survives Challenge

An important decision was delivered today in the Australian Federal Court, in respect of Australian patent 2010202253. The patent concerns a method of using DNA analysis to identify cattle, with favourable traits such as meat yield, feed efficiency, milk production, amongst a long list of others.

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