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PPSA update: appeal dismissed in Forge Group case - lessors (and buyers) beware

Australia - February 10 2017 The Forge decision confirms that the PPSA applies to the lease of equipment and demonstrates the critical need for lessors of equipment to consider

It’s a case of better the Kylie you know as trade mark battle ends

Australia - February 10 2017 Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue’s long running battle with reality tv-star Kylie Jenner, and Jenner’s attempt to trade mark the name ‘Kylie’

Goodbye ATMOSS, hello ‘Australian Trade Mark Search’

Australia - February 10 2017 On Saturday 11 February 2017, trade mark professionals will bid farewell to ATMOSS (the current trade mark searching system), as IP Australia

Privacy law update - data breaches must now be notified

Australia - February 16 2017 Australia’s federal privacy laws are set for their most significant amendment since the introduction of the Australian Privacy Principles in 2012. On

Court of Appeal overturns Planning and Environment Court decision

Australia - February 15 2017 On 20 June 2016, we issued a focus alert about the decision of the Planning and Environment Court in Pike & Anor v Tighe & Ors1. In that case His

A defect in the registration of a PPSR security interest can potentially cost millions

Australia - February 21 2017 Any party with a security interest registrable on the PPSR, including financiers and other lenders, and lessors in the business

Crowd funding given the nod by Senate committee

Australia, USA - February 17 2017 We were pleased to see some progress on the crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF) laws this week, with the most recent Bill passing the House of

Privacy law update - data breaches must now be notified

Australia - February 16 2017 Australia’s federal privacy laws are set for their most significant amendment since the introduction of the Australian Privacy Principles in 2012. On

Court of Appeal overturns Planning and Environment Court decision

Australia - February 15 2017 On 20 June 2016, we issued a focus alert about the decision of the Planning and Environment Court in Pike & Anor v Tighe & Ors1. In that case His

ATO targeting stapled structures

Australia - February 15 2017 The Australia Taxation Office (ATO) on 31 January 2017 issued Tax Alert TA 20171 (the Alert) which sets out the Commissioner’s concerns in relation