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Penalties for breaching the Australian Consumer Law increase significantly

Australia - September 6 2018 The Australian Federal Parliament has passed legislation that increases the maximum fines for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), following...

Timothy Creek.


Australia’s ipso facto reforms have serious consequences for IP agreements

Australia - July 2 2018 The Australian Federal Government's controversial ipso facto stay regime took effect on 1 July 2018. The regime affects the ability of a contractual...

Gordon Hughes.


Heinz’s kids food packaging torn to Shredz by the ACCC

Australia - May 8 2018 The Federal Court of Australia, in ACCC v HJ Heinz Co Australia Ltd 2018 FCA 360, has found that Heinz engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct...

John Hannebery.


Awarding costs in the Federal Court: Does the winner take all?

Australia - April 27 2018 The judgment of Seiko Epson Co v Calidad Pty Ltd 2018 FCA 104 provides useful guidance on how the Federal Court apportions costs between parties who...

Suzy Roessel, Darron Saltzman.


You won’t own copyright in photos taken with Google’s new camera

USA, Australia - March 23 2018 Google has introduced a new product which poses an interesting question: who owns copyright when a robot takes a photo? The new product (launched in...

John Hannebery.