Food and wine tourism has skyrocketed in Australia. People are tired of gazing at historic monuments and natural attractions and are instead choosing gastronomic experiences that connect them to the culture of a destination and the local producers for their getaways.
'Beyond our food, it's very important that we can give our customers something they recognise and associate with across all of our national restaurants.'
If ever there was an example in Australian IP case law that highlights the power of the rights of first-use in a trade mark dispute, it must surely be the cautionary tale of Harry Potter.
According to an article Harry Potter and the Order of the Federal Court by Catherine Lee for Clayton Utz, a court decision by Australia’s Federal Court in 2004, described by the media as a David versus Goliath test case, illustrated that proven first use of a trade mark remains the strongest criterion in a disputed ownership of a trade mark.
The plant breeder's rights (PBR) scheme has enabled the CSIRO to protect its IP rights over a new variety of water-use-efficient wheat developed through decades of research.
Tasmanian rose breeder Lilia Weatherly discovered an exciting new mutation, saw its potential and applied for plant breeder's rights (PBR). Within a short time she had licensed it to a nursery and turned her hobby into a business.
About 300 kilometres from Alice Springs, Yuendumu is home to the Warlukurlangu Artists. Warlpiri is their language, known only to small population, yet their vibrant artwork speaks to people all around the world.
In his last three decades as an AFL football trainer Ray Spiteri, Head Trainer with Carlton Football Club, has seen many players immobilised by blisters. He says, 'the problem is particularly bad when heavy fitness drills begin in the first weeks of the football season'.
Fleming's Nurseries' 'Zee Sweet' program was set up to provide a sustainable revenue stream for breeders of fruit varieties. It has become a model for production-based royalty programs internationally, and Fleming's is now a key player in the plant breeder's rights (PBR) system.
Brisbane-based UniQuest is Australia’s leading university commercialising entity, managing the intellectual property of The University of Queensland. It benchmarks in the top 10 percent globally for university-based technology transfer offices. Transfer of technology from academia to industry is vital to Australia's economy.
Attila Kapitany is passionate about plants. He has travelled the globe in search of unusual species, and when the perfect plant doesn't exist - he designs one.
In a year when his beloved succulents were dying in the harsh Aussie summer, Attila decided to breed a plant that could withstand extreme climatic conditions.