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Telecommunications, media and technology law update - April 2016
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, OECD
  • May 10 2016

Key recent developments in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) law are summarised as follows. Copyright in Russian television


Australian consumer law update: ACCC cases targeting false or misleading representations
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 17 2016

Below is an update on three recent Federal Court of Australia cases targeting deceptive advertising and contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law


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


LG’s comparative advertisement with Samsung for 3D TV was misleading
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 28 2015

Samsung issued proceedings against LG for misleading or deceptive conduct and the tort of injurious falsehood in relation to six television


Seafolly to pay double damages for false statements made about swimwear competitor
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • October 24 2014

Madden and Seafolly are competitors in the swimwear industry. Madden posted comments on her personal and business Facebook pages, and in emails to


TiVo successfully sets aside Deed of Company Arrangement entered into by Vivo
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 12 2014

In a decision handed down on 29 July 2014, Justice Gordon of the Federal Court held that a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) entered into by Vivo


Seafolly’s response to competitor’s misleading and deceptive Facebook posts were also misleading and deceptive
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, USA
  • July 1 2014

In November 2012, the Federal Court held that comments posted by an individual (Madden) on her personal and business Facebook pages and in emails to


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


Easy living optimise online visibility using competitor's trade mark as keyword search term
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 23 2014

Lift Shop, the owner of registered trade mark "liftshop", brought proceedings against its competitor, Easy Living, for trade mark infringement


Australia's new Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Bill
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • April 17 2014

On 27 March 2014, the Australian government introduced a Bill to regulate the commercial use of indicia and images associated with three major