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Intellectual Property in Australia

In a global economic downturn, the market for, and supply of, counterfeit products naturally increases. It is during these times that companies must be ever vigilant in protecting their intellectual property rights.

Baker & McKenzie's Intellectual Property Group advises on all aspects of the protection and exploitation of IP rights. Our Australian practice is at the forefront of advice on IP rights and is recognised as a leader in the field, with one of the largest trade mark registration practices of any law firm in the country.

Our Group advises on copyright, trade secrets, marketing issues, trading names, design registration, consumer protection, patent law and dispute resolution for a wide range of local and international clients. Regularly involved in multi-jurisdictional transactions, we are highly experienced in adapting transactions and documents from other markets for use in Australia.

We provide advice on related litigation issues such as the enforcement of trade mark rights, anti-counterfeiting, breach of confidence, copyright infringement, piracy, and breaches of trade practices legislation. Issues relating to consumer protection, product liability and marketing are key aspects of our practice and we have conducted some of Australia's major cases in these areas.

We also have extensive experience in dealing with regulatory bodies such as the Trade Practices Commission. This unique experience is the result of many years of working with relevant government authorities both on client projects and law reform.

The Australian Government is proposing significant amendments to the Copyright Act 1968, intended to target online piracy.
The Full Federal Court of Australia has unanimously confirmed that a licence to exploit multiple patents cannot be terminated by relying on section 145 of the Patents Act 1900 (Cth) (Act) until all of the licensed patents have expired
Access valuable information about copyright licensing regimes from anywhere in the world. Baker & McKenzie and the World Intellectual Property Organization team up to launch the 2014 Collecting Societies Handbook, an online guide to collective licensing around the world.
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