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Intellectual Property

Three FAL lawyers named as world leaders in patent and technology law by IAM Licensing

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Licensing has again named and recommended three FAL Lawyers in its list of the World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers: Peter Francis, Jenni Lightowlers and Jason Watson. According to IAM, “Only those practitioners generating a high degree of positive feedback, as well as a demonstrable record of top-drawer work and a … Read More

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

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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