Parallel Importing of Trade Marked Goods in Australia and Some Brief Comments on Plain Packaging

DATE: Wednesday, 19 July 2017
TIME: 5.30 pm for a 5.45 pm start
5.45 pm Presentation          … with refreshments to follow
7.30 pm        Concludes
VENUE: Offices of Baker McKenzie
Level 27, A.M.P. Centre
50 Bridge Street
Sydney
TOPIC: Parallel Importing of Trade Marked Goods in Australia and Some Brief Comments on Plain PackagingThe history of the law of parallel importing of trade marked goods in Australia is a long and complex one.This address will provide a brief overview of that history, where the law appears to be now and possible changes in light of various recommendations to government. At the conclusion of that part of the address, some brief comments will also be given on the current status of legal challenges to plain packaging laws and possible implications for other products.
SPEAKER: Professor Mark Davison
Monash University
Mark Davison is a professor at Monash University as well as a special counsel with Knightsbridge Lawyers. He has authored several major works relating to IP law including Shanahan’s Australian Law of Trade Mark and Passing Off and Australian Intellectual Property Law (Cambridge University Press). He has also co-authored editions of Intellectual Property: Cases, Materials and Commentary (Lexis Nexis) with Professors Ricketson and Richardson.He was a member of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property from 2013 until 2015, and has been a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia for some years. In addition to private legal work relating to various IP disputes, he is a Member of the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Expert Advisory Group on Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products and has advised governments and non-government organisations in relation to international and national disputes concerning tobacco regulation. His work has been cited and quoted in 40 international arbitration and Australian court decisions as well as a large number of decisions of the Australian Trade Marks Office.
COST: $60.00 Members (incl. $5.45 GST)
$75.00 Non-Members (incl. $6.82 GST)
RSVP: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 (by facsimile, email or on-line)

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What’s changed in Domain Name Disputes – the WIPO Overview 3.0

DATE: Wednesday, 2 August 2017
TIME: 12:45 pm A light lunch will be provided
1:00 pm Presentation
2:00 pm Concludes
VENUE: Offices of Norton Rose Fulbright
Level 18,
Grosvenor Place
225 George Street
Sydney
TOPIC: What’s changed in Domain Name Disputes – the WIPO Overview 3.0.
SPEAKER Mr. Nicholas Smith, Principal
Nicholas Smith IP & Litigation
On August 2, join Nicholas Smith, Principal of Nicholas Smith IP and Litigation and WIPO and ADNDRC UDRP Panellist, as he explores the changes that have occurred in the world of domain name disputes in the last few years, including the more active role of the auDA, the use of the Uniform Rapid Suspension system, and some significantly different ways panels in UDRP cases are handling questions of confusing similarity, rights and legitimate interests arising from protest and fan sites, and the use of automatic systems to register domain names and create websites.
COST: $60.00 Members (incl. $5.45 GST)
$75.00 Non-Members (incl. $6.82 GST)
RSVP: Monday, 24 July 2017 (by facsimile, email or on-line)

 

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