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Bilski - patentability of business methods in the U.S.

29 May 2010. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

The US Supreme Court has issued its decision on the long-awaited Bilski case, confirming the broad range of patentable subject matter in the US.

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Barriers to entry: shoring up fragile defences with intellectual property

26 May 2010. Posted by .

Often a client can be complacent about the perceived strength of barriers to entry to their competitors in a market. A good advisor challenges their clients’ assumptions so that they make decisions with a full knowledge of risks and costs.

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Easing the patent process - the Vancouver Group

17 May 2010. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

Patent offices around the world are increasingly developing ways to simplify the patent process for those who file corresponding patent applications in a number of countries.

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Fighting the fakes

11 May 2010. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Despite the best efforts of brand owners, customs authorities and enforcement agencies, the numbers relating to global counterfeiting remain mind boggling.

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Sticks and stones: the interplay between rights conferred under the trade marks act and the tort

10 May 2010. Posted by Ian Finch .

Sticks and stones: the interplay between rights conferred under the Trade Marks Act 2002 and the tort of passing off/Fair Trading Act 1986

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“Right here, right now” or “wrong place, wrong time”?

3 May 2010. Posted by Ben Cain .

On March 30 Rugby New Zealand 2011 confirmed the backing song for the ticketing campaign for the Rugby World Cup 2011 - The Feelers’ version of “Right Here, Right Now". Your thoughts?

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Right here, right now…the major events management act in force

3 May 2010. Posted by Ian Finch , Ben Cain .

What do the Rugby World Cup and intellectual property lawyers have in common? The Major Events Management Act (“MEMA”) - which came into force in 2007, and is intended to protect against ambush marketing for major events.

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