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Litigation finance: Another possible solution for SMEs that cannot afford to enforce their intellectual property rights
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • February 21 2017

I have written a suite of articles recently, each addressing the problem of how to enforce intellectual property rights given the high (and, for many


Security of Payment Roundup A comprehensive review of cases in 2016
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • February 13 2017

There was great excitement (well at least among the construction legal fraternity) this year as the High Court got its first taste of security of


Should you get bent out of shape pursuing trade mark registration for a shape?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • February 10 2017

According to the Australian Trade Mark Search system, as at 9 February 2017, there were 953 shape marks registered as trade marks, and a further 195


Federal Court interprets 'personal information'. What's it all about people?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 24 2017

Kick-starting the privacy debate in Australia in 2017, the Full Federal Court has handed down its judgment in Privacy Commissioner v Telstra


Insolvent contractor cannot take advantage of security of payment legislation
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 23 2017

This decision affirms the position that a company in liquidation cannot make or progress a claim under the Building and Construction Industry


MinterEllison Safety and Wellness update December 2016
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 22 2016

In October 2016, in SafeWork NSW v Newcastle Stevedores Pty Ltd 2016 NSWDC 294, a stevedoring company, was convicted and fined $150,000 by the


Discrimination claim for refusal to employ person with mental health issue
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 22 2016

In late November, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, in Chalker v Murrays Australia Pty Ltd 2016 NSWCATAD 282, rejected an application by an


Court finds extensive safety procedures not enough to escape conviction
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 22 2016

In October 2016, in SafeWork NSW v Newcastle Stevedores Pty Ltd 2016 NSWDC 294, a stevedoring company, was convicted and fined $150,000 by the


Having a SWMS doesn't mean your organisation is complying with WHS laws
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 22 2016

In November 2016, the District Court of New South Wales found Tamex had breached its primary duty of care under section 19(1) of the WHS Act after a


Construction Law Update - December 2016
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 22 2016

On 30 November 2016, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016