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You may not have the IP Rights you think you have!

The decision of Justice French of the Federal Court in University of Western Australia v Gray (No 20) [2008] FCA 498 should prompt industry partners to review the strategies they use to secure intellectual property (IP) rights in collaborations with universities and other research entities. Although the decision ultimately was based on specific circumstances, it is significant … Read More

Impact of Moral Rights on R&D

Synopsis This article examines the ways in which moral rights can significantly impact on research projects, and the practical steps that should be taken to deal with them. Pitfalls of moral rights in research projects Moral rights in Australia are rights related to copyright material that became recognised under the Copyright Act. There are three … Read More

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)

CRC History & Legal Overview CRC Conference – Alice Springs 2010 Observations made over 20 years working with CRCs on processes and structures that deliver efficiencies in formation, governance, operation and wind up. Introduction The CRC movement is of sufficient operational and legal age now that not only does it make sense to look back … Read More

Trade Marks in Australia

What is a trade mark? A trade mark is a sign used to distinguish the goods or services of one manufacturer or seller from those not produced by that manufacturer or seller. The application of a trade mark to goods or services adds to their value. A trade mark can be in the form of … Read More

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