Patents, Trade Marks & IP Law | Griffith Hack | Australia
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|At Griffith Hack we recognise that our clients' intellectual property is a precious and valuable asset. |
|With an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and litigation experience, our specialised practice offers the highest calibre of intellectual property advice and services, tailored to meet the broad demands of individual client business strategies.|
|We can work with you to obtain the protection and outcomes you need. |
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Drilling into the patent landscape of fracking
|Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has had a major impact on gas production in the United States, and could have the same impact in Australia. This paper discusses patents in fracturing and how Network Patent Analysis can help explore and further understand developments in this increasingly important technology.|
|Griffith Hack has been ranked Tier 1 "Highly Recommended' for Prosecution, Tier 2 'Silver' for Litigation and 'Recommended' for Transactions by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014. |
Dr Adrian Sneary - Senior Associate
Adrian joins Griffith Hack with extensive commercial experience as a senior patent attorney for a global telecommunications company. Having been personally responsible for over 300 patent families in multiple jurisdictions, Adrian aligns patent management strategies with project and broader commercial objectives. His understanding of IP risk management assists him to manage patent infringements and provide mitigation options. Adrian’s capabilities also extend to IP commercialisation and licensing, and procure...Read more
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Clean & sustainable technologies
|The Griffith Hack Clean & Sustainable Technologies Group is Australia’s pre-eminent provider of IP services to organisations that develop technologies with a reduced environmental impact. Our clients in this area are varied across:|
|We have been immersed in these technologies for many years. We constantly monitor technological developments, review relevant economic and legislative developments, and align ourselves with key industry, academic and governmental players. Why? Click below to find out.|
Copyright: way forward uncertain despite ALRC recommendation – BRR Media iBrief with Andrew GoatcherApril 1, 2014
Principal Andrew Goatcher discusses the adoption of the Fair Use Exception in answer to criticisms of the present Copyright Act provisions on fair dealing with BRR Media.
On 28 November 2014, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed claims made by The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) against PepsiCo Inc, PepsiCo Australia Holdings Pty Ltd and Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd (collectively referred to as the respondents) for infringement of trade marks held by TCCC and for engaging in passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct under section 52 of the the Trade Practices Act 1974 (now section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law).
The High Court of Australia today upheld an appeal in Cantarella Bros Pty Limited v Modena Trading Pty Limited, deciding that the words “oro” and “cinque stella” were “inherently adapted to distinguish” Cantarella’s coffee products in Australia. This decision clarifies the relevant principles of trade mark law that are applicable and their interpretation in determining the ability of particular word marks to be registered.
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As one of Australia’s leading Intellectual Property firms, Griffith Hack is constantly seeking opportunities for our clients to gain maximum value from their investment in innovation. One opportunity that is available, yet commonly overlooked, is the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program.
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