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Special tweetment: Who owns the IP for social media content?

Australia, Global - August 11 2020 With millions of posts made each day across several platforms, social media plays a crucial role in how we communicate - brought even more apparent…

Matthew Keevers

Australian domain name rule change for trade mark owners

Australia - February 18 2021 From 12 April 2021, new rules governing the eligibility of registering .au domain names come into effect. The primary changes affect domain name…

.au domain name extension launches: what you need to know

Australia - March 23 2022 From 24 March 2022 it will be possible to register domain names with .au as the extension. In this article, Simon Gapes discusses the release, how a…

Air France device trade mark refused

Australia, France, South Africa - December 4 2013 This article discusses the recent IP Australia Hearings Office decision involving Societe Air France. The focus in this case was whether the trade…

Brewing storm over 'Pacific' fails to blow over appeal court

Australia - April 24 2018 Craft beer brewer Stone & Wood fails in appeal against an earlier judgement that the terms 'Pacific ale' and 'Pacific' used by rival brewer Elixir…