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ACCC warns telcos about misleading broadband advertising
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 16 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has placed internet service providers (ISPs) firmly on notice that broadband speed


Court awards $34,822 for copyright infringement and $400,000 for bad behaviour
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 2 2017

The actual loss suffered from copyright, patent, trade mark or design infringement is often either small or difficult to quantify. Being able to


Tripped up? Meriton serviced apartments' use of TripAdvisor reviews brings ACCC action
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

On 24 November 2016, the ACCC commenced proceedings against Meriton Property Services Pty Ltd concerning reviews posted on the Australian website of


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


Media ownership reforms: how will the ACCC handle media mergers?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 1 2016

The ACCC's draft Media Merger Guidelines give important clues to the types of transactions with the greatest chance of successfully completing


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


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


Implications of the Dallas Buyers Club v iiNet decisions
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

The Dallas Buyers Club v iiNet decisions may have broadened the law on who can sue for copyright infringement, and could set more hurdles for future


Evidence, the Essendon 34, and the employee under suspicion
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

If you do suspect misconduct or misuse of confidential information, but there's no smoking gun, you might still be able to take the necessary steps


ACL reach broadened as ACCC wins case against Valve Corporation
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

The Federal Court has clarified some important questions about the reach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and its application to online