We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.

Search results

Order by: most recent most popular relevance



Results: 1-10 of 78

One infringement to rule them all: Federal Court finds jewellery infringes copyright in Lord of the Rings
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 19 2016

A fictional phrase in a fictional language from Lord of the Rings was protected by copyright, and its unauthorised reproduction infringed that


Roger Ramsey Aussiemite overpowered by Dick Smith's Ozemite: Federal Court rules on "use" of a trade mark
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 1 2016

Promotional media for a product can be use of a trade mark, even if it is not on sale yet. Business celebrity Dick Smith has, at least for now, won


Australian Olympic Committee unable to stop Telstra’s ads from “going to Rio”
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

On 29 July 2016, the Federal Court of Australia handed down judgment in the case of Australian Olympic Committee, Inc. v Telstra Corporation Limited


Trade mark owners hit back: Court orders ISPs to block sites selling counterfeit luxury goods
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • July 14 2016

Rights-holders should explore site-blocking injunctions as a way to stifle the online trade in counterfeit goods. The explosion in online piracy


No copyright in digital data signals, says Full Federal Court
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 4 2016

The Full Federal Court has confirmed that the Copyright Act does not protect digitally created streams of data representing the sounds and images of


Copycat building is copyright infringement, says court
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 25 2015

A shared taste for French provincial architecture with tropical flourishes has raised a few interesting issues in the application of Copyright Law to


Amendments to Copyright Act will strengthen copyright holders' rights online
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 29 2015

Until now there has been no efficient mechanism for copyright owners and exclusive licensees to block access to online locations based overseas that


Dallas Buyers' Club and iiNet: orders made
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 14 2015

Following on from his decision that the Federal Court can order ISPs to turn over IP addresses, Justice Perram made a number of orders outstanding


A taxing problem of Olympic proportions: no copyright in a digital data signal
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 23 2015

The Copyright Act does not cover digitally created streams of data representing the sounds and images of the event which become the broadcasts we


Woe betide the downloader: film studio to get Australian pirates' IP addresses
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 10 2015

ISPs will be ordered to divulge the names and physical addresses of customers whose ISP addresses were used to download the film Dallas Buyers Club