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A real song and dance - damages awarded for repudiation and IP infringement in synthesiser saga

Australia - November 14 2018 The Federal Court recently handed down its decision on the quantification of damages in the long-running saga of PKT Technologies Pty Ltd (formerly...

Gordon Hughes, Andrew Sutherland.


Broadening Australia’s website blocking laws

Australia - October 24 2018 On 18 October 2018, the Federal Government introduced a bill to broaden the rights of copyright owners in relation to overseas websites which infringe...

Gordon Hughes, Andrew Sutherland.


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.