Copyright protects the expression of a person’s ideas. But if a person did not make those choices and instead they were AI-generated, who owns copyright?Read more
August 15, 2019 saw the merger of two of Australia’s three listed IP firm holding companies – with IPH acquiring Xenith in its entirety - and consequently, an uncertain future for the remaining IP holding company, QANTM. Clients, already starved of choice, will find themselves with even less choice and increased conflict of interest risks in this new landscape.Read more
The NZ Herald sought expert opinion from Senior Associate, Sebastien Aymeric, on a potential US trade dress infringement of Allbirds shoes by Amazon. Read more
Sometimes the most genius of ideas are born from looking at a problem through a different lens. Brothers Frank and Paul Austin can certainly attest to that. They invented ZYclip, a screw-less eyeglass frame design that revolutionises the way Eyewear frames can be built.Read more
The highly anticipated appeal judgment in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd was handed down on Friday by a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia. Here is a summary of the findings and some comments on the possible implications for computer-implemented inventions in New Zealand.Read more
Changes to the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 came in to force on 13 September 2019. Businesses with IP arrangements in Australia should review these to ensure that they comply with the amendments. We summarize the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission guidelines. Read more
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