By Alison McMillan PhD: AFFORDABLE, STREAMLINED AND INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR REGISTERED DESIGN AND TRADEMARK OWNERS NEW FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT PROCEDURES Effective from 1 July 2018 important changes have been made in the manner in which Registered Design and Trademark matters are managed in the Federal Circuit Court (FCC). The FCC was established with the […]

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IP Gateway Elevates the Intricacies and Nuances of Australian Designs Law with well Received Presentation to American Bar Association

Daniel Rosenthal, Head of Designs at IP GATEWAY, recently presented a seminar on Australian designs law to the Designs Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA). The seminar was extremely well received by experienced designs practitioners in the USA. The seminar included: an overview of Australian registered design law and practice from an international perspective, […]

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IP Gateway attends INTA’s 2018 Designs Conference in London: The Power of Design

  At the end of February, IP Gateway’s Head of Designs, Daniel Rosenthal, attended the 2018 Designs Conference in London: The Power of Design, organised by the International Trademark Association (INTA). The two-day conference is one of very few dedicated international designs law conferences, and the leading conference of its type. Accordingly leading business and […]

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Australian Registered Designs – Is it a good idea to request examination?

By Daniel Rosenthal | Head of Designs   In Australia, design applications proceed to registration without substantive examination.   Examination is optional and is typically only requested when pursuing an infringer.  Consequently, many registered designs remain in force throughout their ten-year term without ever being examined. For owners of registered designs, this allows examination, and […]

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