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Australia IP Focus 2005

  • The IP Australia approach

    IP offices around the world face an ever-growing range of challenges, from responding to calls for harmonization and the surge in demand for IP services to holding on to well-qualified staff to. IP Australia explain their strategy

  • Lonely Planet's IP journey

    After it started life as a kitchen-table publishing operation, generations of globe-trotting backpackers clutching Lonely Planet guidebooks have turned the Melbourne-based company into an internationally recognized brand. General counsel Chaman Sidhu tells Emma Barraclough how she manages its growing portfolio of IP rights

  • Protecting inventions in Australia

    Australia has a robust patent regime that offers effective and potentially broad protection for an ever increasing range of inventions. Scott Berggren, Greg Gurr and Martin O'Brien of Spruson & Ferguson provide answers to some commonly asked questions about patents to help IP owners get the most out of the system

  • How to prosecute a trade mark

    Kathryn Harrison of Watermark explains how IP owners can maximize their chances of getting their trade marks registered in Australia and outlines the most effective strategies for handling objections

  • Copyright in Australia: digital dynamics

    Of all the IP regimes in Australia, copyright has seen the most dynamic developments and reforms in the last 18 months, particularly in relation to digital technology. Cameron Harvey and David Wilson of Deacons explain what the changes mean for IP owners and users

  • Litigating IP in Australia

    Australia has a transparent and fair court system that is generally sympathetic to IP owners who believe their rights have been infringed, say John Collins and Wayne Condon of Clayton Utz

  • Customs and practice

    Australia has a range of remedies available for IP owners who want to stop the trafficking of products that infringe their trade marks and copyright at the border. Melissa Preston and Thai Loi of Shelston IP provide a guide to the rules

  • Developing an IP enforcement strategy

    IP owners should pick and choose from the range of enforcement options open to them in Australia to ensure their strategy is as effective as possible. Jim Dwyer and Miriam Stiel of Allens Arthur Robinson outline the choices

  • The parallel trade pendulum swings back

    Consumer groups argue that parallel trading leads to cheaper prices but trade mark owners say it jeopardizes their long-term relationships with both distributors and consumers. Peter Hallett of Griffith Hack explains what IP owners can do to stop the trade in Australia

  • Australian idiosyncrasies in licensing and technology transfer

    As IP owners enter into more and more cross-border licensing deals, they must be increasingly vigilant to the legal traps that await the unwary. Rodney De Boos and Jeff Bergmann of Davies Collison Cave explain how to negotiate Australia's legal landscape

  • Australia's biotech boom

    Australia has a vibrant life sciences and biotechnology sector supported by a well- regarded IP regime that is evolving rapidly to meet the needs of these new technologies, say James Cherry and Paul Jones of Freehills Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

  • How IP changes are affecting the IT industry

    The last 12 months have seen some key legislative changes and important legal rulings that will have a profound effect on Australia's IT and communications industry. David Webber and Alistair Smith of Davies Collison Cave explain more

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