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BrandWrites - May 2017
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Denmark, European Union, Hungary, Poland, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • June 8 2017

At Bird & Bird we're passionate about brands. BrandWrites by Bird & Bird is an international publication that explores topical legal and industry

“You shall not pass” - summary judgment for Tolkien copyright infringement. And in other news
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • November 28 2016

After twelve years, in 1949, JRR Tolkien completed his book, The Lord of the Rings. As Beach J observed, the book is set in a fantasy world called

General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Update - May 2016
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • June 6 2016

Key developments during May 2016 in the areas of Technology, Media and Telecommunications are summarised as follows. Penalty for misleading conduct by

DVD pirates beware jail time for Melbourne seller
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • February 6 2015

In a first for Victoria, a man has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment (although to be released after eight months) for possession of infringing

Dallas Buyers Club LLC sues ISPs in Australia to identify “pirate” downloaders
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • December 2 2014

Last month, Dallas Buyers Club LLC was reported to have started that process. It has commenced proceedings against various telcos and ISPs seeking

The folly of a press release
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • September 26 2014

Madden had falsely accused Seafolly of copying her designs. However, an unresolved part of that dispute concerned a series of misleading social media

Swimwear designer sees the folly of her ways
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 10 2014

The case of the swimwear designer Leah Madden and her legal battle with Seafolly over allegations of copying serves as a timely reminder that your

Misleading company and brand names ACCC v Kingisland Meatworks and Cellars Pty Ltd is your use of a place of origin in your company or brand name allowed?
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • November 28 2013

The ACCC v Kingsland Meatworks and Cellars Pty Ltd case involves interesting considerations about the use of a place of origin in a company or brand

IntellectualProperty trending on Twitter: considering IP in the age of the hashtag
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • November 19 2013

Social media has transformed the 'hash' symbol () from a mere symbol key into a phenomenon of its own. Yet the addition of the symbol before a