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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2008-09
Intellectual property AWI has a portfolio of intellectual property (IP) assets comprising patents, plant breeders' rights, trademarks, registered design, business names, copyright, domain names, unregistered know-how and contractual rights. Many of these assets are owned jointly with other organisations, including Government departments, statutory corporations, CSIRO and commercial R&D companies. In addition to the above IP assets, AWI owns all of the IP assets of The Woolmark Company Pty Ltd (TWC), which includes the Woolmark logo and Woolblend logo which are registered in over 90 countries across multiple classes of goods (see page 10). IP is an important company asset. AWI's objective is to control and manage its IP to the maximum benefit of Australian woolgrowers by ensuring rapid, widespread adoption or commercialisation of its IP along the wool supply chain. AWI seeks to develop revenue from IP and invest it back into R&D and marketing on behalf of woolgrowers. Royalty income from IP assets owned by AWI, excluding TWC assets contributed $107,076.76 to AWI in 2008/09 (2007/08: $396,804.94). During 2008/09, AWI signed 18 commercial contracts with industry and commercial entities for use of its IP. Income from IP assets owned by TWC, via the licensing of the Woolmark brands contributed US $7.9 million during the 2008/09 licence year which ran from 1 May 2008 to 30 April 2009. The number of active licences with entities certified to use the Woolmark brand was over 1750 for the 2008/09 licence year. During 2008/09, AWI acting solely or jointly with various research partners, lodged or acquired six trademarks and a patent. A table of registered IP which is owned by AWI (including TWC) or in which AWI has an interest is shown below. IP assets owned by AWI and its associated entities Below is a list of IP assets owned by AWI and its associated entities, as at 30 June 2009: PATENTS (registered in Australia and overseas) * Altered Wool & Hair Fibres * Chemically assisted protein annealing treatment * Control circuit for a power driven tool and touch activated shearing system incorporating same * Control of wool growth in sheep and related animals * Device for sampling liquids * DNA encoding ovine adenovirus and its use as a viral vector * Doffing animal coats and fleece removal * Fitting Animal Coats * Gene therapy using ovine adenoviral vectors * Improved process apparatus for stretching slivers of animal fibre * Iron regulated promoter * Method for administering a composition to an animal * Method for separating keratinous proteins from materials * Non Surgical Mulesing * Plasma Treatment of Wool- Apparatus and Method * Raised Shearing Platform * Saponin Adjuvant Composition * Shearing Platform * Sorting pneumatically conveyed material * Treatment of sheep to reduce flystrike * Heated Wool Garment System * Twisting Device PATENTS (registered in Australia - not overseas) * Annual Rye Grass Toxidity * Deadman Switch * Detection and isolation of, and protective immunization against, the phomopsin mycotoxins * Detection of Parasites * Drenchrite-Larval development assay * Heated Wool Textile * Semi Synthetic Material * Vaccine and assay PATENTS (registered overseas - not in Australia) * Enzyme Based Bioremediation * Handpiece for shearing equipment * Head restraint for use in treating or shearing animals * Instrument for on-line detection of coloured contaminants in white fibre mass * Leg restraint for use in treating or shearing animals * Malathion Carboxylesterase * Method of harvesting wool * Sheep handling and manipulation for automated shearing * Stretching of Wool Fibre * Stretching of staple fibres REGISTERED DESIGNS (registered in Australia and overseas) * Breech Clip * Dog Bone Clip * Hockey Stick Clip TRADEMARKS (registered in Australia and overseas) * a Device * Arcana * Australian Wool Innovation * Merino Active * Merin02 * Merino Travel * Red Island * Sportwool * Sportwool Pro * Wool Blend * Optim * Cool Wool * Woolmark, Pure Merino Wool * Wool Science * Wormboss * Flyboss * Liceboss * Merino Active * Australian Merino * Australian Wool Innovation & Swirl Device * awi & Swirl Device TRADEMARKS (registered in Australia - not overseas) * Bestprac * FutureFleece * Merino Innovation * Merino To Go * Rampower * School Wool * SGP * Timerite * Triple P * Wool Profit Map * Woolcheque * Woolmark Cool Wool & Device * Wool Poll * Wool Pro * Grass Gro * Livestock Library TRADEMARKS (registered overseas - not in Australia) * Active Wool * Arnhem Land * Born To Be Worn * Device Mark * Heartmark * IWS * IWS-Superwash * Laine Superlavable * Lana Creativa * Merino 2nd Skin * Merino Extrafine Wool * Merino Rich * Merion Exelana * Neva-Shrink * New Wool 100% * Pura lana Virgine merino extrafine & Woolmark Device * Pure Merino Wool * Pure New Wool * Portugual & Woolmark Blend Device * Posh Merino * Siroset * Solospun * Super Crimp * Super S * Super-Wash * Superlavabile * Superlavabile Superwash * Superwash * Woolmark Blend Device * Superwash & Woolmark Device * Superwash Maskintvattbar Ren Ny Ull & Woolmark Device * Superwash Pura Lana Virgen & Woolmark Device * Superwash Wool & Woolmark Device * Superwash Wool Machine Washable Handknitting Yarn & Woolmark Device * Take Comfort In Wool * Total Easy Care Wool * Vivalana * Wollsiegel * Wool In Heart * Wool Plus * Wool Rich Blend * Wool The Heart of a good & Device * Wool The Heart of a good carpet * Woolmark (stylised) * Woolmark pure merino wool & Device * Woolmark Sleep In Merino * Woolscientific & Device * MerinoFresh * merinoeasyclean * MerinoCool TRADEMARKS (registered globally) * Woolmark * Woolmark Blend * Australian Merino PLANT VARIETIES (registered in Australia - not overseas) * Cefalu Clover * Balansa Clover-Bolta * Balansa Clover-Frontier * Barrel Medic-Caliph * Barrel Medic-Jester * Barrel Medic-Scimitar * Biserrula- Mauro * Burr Medic-Cavalier * French Serradella-Cadiz * French Serradella- Margurita * French Serradella-Erica * Lucerne-Aquarius * Lucerne-Eureka * Lucerne-Genesis * Lucerne-Hallmark * Lucerne-Sceptre * Lucerne-Sequel * Lucerne-Venus * Melilotus-Jota * Mitchell Grass-Turanti * Mitchell Grass- Yanda * Persian Clover-Kyambro * Persian Clover-Lusa * Persian Clover- Nitroplus * Phalaris-Atlas * Phalaris-Australian II * Phalaris-Holdfast * Phalaris-Landmaster * Serradella-Charano * Serradella-Santorini * Serradella-Yelbini * Strand Medic-Toreador * Subterranean Clover- Coolamon * Subterranean Clover-Denmark * Subterranean Clover-Gosse * Subterranean Clover-Goulburn * Subterranean Clover-Izmir * Subterranean Clover-Leura * Subterranean Clover-Mintaro * Subterranean Clover-Napier * Subterranean Clover-Riverina * Subterranean Clover-Urana * Subterranean Clover-York * Sulla-Moonbi * Sulla-Wilpena * Wallaby Grass- Bunderra * Wallaby Grass-Taranna SOFTWARE (registered in Australia - not overseas) * Sirodec NEW IP LODGED OR ACQUIRED IN 2008/09 PATENTS (Registered in Australia only) * Methods and compositions for skin necrosis (provisional patent) TRADEMARKS (registered in Australia and overseas) * Merino Touch * Merino Perform * Wormboss * Superior Merino * Superior Merino Blend TRADEMARKS (registered in Australia only) * Licesense Note: the term registered is used to describe an asset that is either registered or where an application for registration has been filed. REPORT OF OPERATIONS -- SUPPORT
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