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Could your Halloween costume land you in the middle of a legal nightmare?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 30 2015

The answer may scare you Dressing up for Halloween is something of a new thing for Aussies. Not until recently did hordes of kids start knocking on

Intellectual property: October 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • October 6 2015

After many years of negotiations and multiple rounds of final negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has finally been concluded. While

Conflicts between trade mark and copyright owners: revisiting the case of KARO STEP trade mark
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • July 27 2015

Logos, three-dimensional shapes, aspects of packaging, devices and sounds are all potentially registrable as trade marks in Australia. Such signs may

More than one way to skin a cat
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 22 2015

Parallel importation - also known as grey marketing - is when someone imports into Australia genuine goods that are intended for another market. The

The art of concealment: use of a competitor’s trade marks in metatags held not to amount to copyright or trade mark infringement in Canada
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Canada, Australia
  • April 8 2015

The Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a decision which squarely examines whether the use of metatags can constitute copyright or trade

Trade mark and copyright infringement not a family affair
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • March 23 2015

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether someone has contributed closely enough to the infringement of a law to be held accountable

ISPs forced to the frontline in the war against online IP infringement
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • October 31 2014

Two recent cases highlight the increasingly active role ISPs are being forced to play in global responses to online IP infringement. The cases are

Health law bulletin August 2014
  • Holman Webb
  • Australia
  • August 25 2014

Australian privacy rights are regulated by Commonwealth State and Territory legislation and the laws protecting Confidential information under the

Repeat IP infringer successfully obtains reduced sentence for contempt
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • August 20 2014

This was an appeal from the ultimate disposition at first instance of Deckers’ successful copyright and trade mark infringement claims against

Australia's new Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 28 2014

The Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act received Royal Assent on 27 May 2014 and will come into effect on 1 July, 2014. It will