Opinion

January 29,2014

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Act promptly to protect your IP rights

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A recent decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in Knott Investments Pty Limited v Winnebago Industries Inc. [2013] FCAFC 59 serves as a warning to trade mark owners to enforce their intellectual property rights promptly. It also highlights the dangers in using foreign trade marks that have acquired a reputation in Australia even (Read More…)

January 17,2013

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Parallel importers beware!

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Parallel importing occurs when a person in Australia imports ‘genuine goods’ from overseas and sells them in Australia in competition with an authorised distributor in Australia. Often the parallel importer will purchase the goods from an authorised distributor in a foreign country. It is now firmly established that parallel importing in the circumstances described above (Read More…)