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Helping the media: should barristers have a role and if so, how?
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • August 30 2015

With the promise of a rare CPD ethics point for fortunate attendees, the Sports Section of the Commercial Bar recently hosted a lively session

Trade mark confidence signals big things to come for “the Hayne Plane”
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 25 2015

Pre-season gridiron games aren’t usually on most Aussie’s sports radars in August the run-up to the AFL and NRL finals usually take up most of our

Dallas Buyers Club the downloaders strike back
  • Shelston IP
  • Australia
  • August 24 2015

On 14 August the Federal Court gave the best indication yet of what compensation copyright owners might expect to receive, and illegal downloaders

My copyright rules: seven cooked by nine in legal pressure test
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 19 2015

Are all reality TV cooking shows the same? Television networks Seven and Nine were recently embroiled in legal proceedings over whether Nine's new

Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 14 2015

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law have increased significantly in the past 12 months, with increased penalties, new fair

Federal Court considers for the first time copyright in television formats
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On Friday, the Federal Court of Australia issued an important decision on the protection of television formats under Australian copyright Law. See

Court refuses injunction in TV format copyright dispute between Seven's My Kitchen Rules and Nine's The Hotplate
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • August 11 2015

On 31 July 2015, three days after Channel Nine aired the first episode of its new reality cooking show,The Hotplate, Channel Seven issued proceedings

Pirates beware! Court grants access to the personal information of account holders
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

On 7 April 2015 Justice Perram of the Federal Court of Australia, ordered 6 Australian Internet Service Providers (ISP's) (the Respondents) to

Food fight! Is there copyright in a cooking show?
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

MasterChef, Kitchen Nightmares, Restaurant Revolution, Recipe to Riches: just a few of the reality TV cooking shows bombarding viewers in an attempt

Sweepstakes in Australia: what you need to know before allowing Australian customers to enter your global trade promotion (or competition)
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

Adapting a global sweepstake to include Australia is not as complicated as it may first appear. While sweepstakes (referred to as draws in Australia