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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

Soft Kitty, Same Kitty: The Big Bang Theory sued for copyright infringement Bazinga
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • March 17 2016

Over Christmas, the producers of The Big Bang Theory (amongst others) received a rather unwelcome gift - their now-famous Soft Kitty lullaby has

Hinch in the Senate: what can you report about parliamentary proceedings?
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • September 21 2016

Derryn Hinch has used his first Senate speech to name five paedophiles whose identities are otherwise the subject of suppression orders. In the

Specsavers v Luxottica
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 18 2013

There's a fine line between acceptable advertising BS, or puffery, and misleading or deceptive conduct. Often you only find out that you've crossed

AOD-9604: patents, peptides, performance and.cellulite?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • May 14 2013

Australia is no stranger to sporting scandals. Cricket's "John the bookmaker" affair, horse racing's "Fine Cotton" scandal and any number of player

Specsavers loses eye case Luxottica glasses raised once again
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 31 2013

Upon setting up in Australia about 5 years ago, Specsavers has fought hard to achieve a share of a retail optometry market reportedly worth over $1b a

Another case considering t-shirt branding. Has Silberquelle been transplanted into Australian law?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • September 2 2016

The Australian airline Qantas has had its opposition against the "t-shirt" mark below rejected by the Federal Court (Qantas Airways Limited v Edwards

Telstra gets to go to Rio forFree!
  • Holman Webb
  • Australia
  • August 23 2016

There is no doubt that the Olympics are a brilliant example of global co-operation, athletic prowess and human endurance. They also happen to be good

Defamed without being named on Facebook
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 12 2016

A further example of the dramatic increase in the number of defamation disputes arising out of Facebook posts and comments is the case of Rothe v

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