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Privacy law update - data breaches must now be notified

Australia - February 16 2017 Australia’s federal privacy laws are set for their most significant amendment since the introduction of the Australian Privacy Principles in 2012. On…

Alex Hutchens, John Kettle, Paul McLachlan.

Goodbye ATMOSS, hello ‘Australian Trade Mark Search’

Australia - February 10 2017 On Saturday 11 February 2017, trade mark professionals will bid farewell to ATMOSS (the current trade mark searching system), as IP Australia…

It’s a case of better the Kylie you know as trade mark battle ends

Australia - February 10 2017 Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue’s long running battle with reality tv-star Kylie Jenner, and Jenner’s attempt to trade mark the name ‘Kylie’…

Eliza Humble.

Frucor fails to get the green light in trade mark colour claim

Australia - December 12 2016 Using a colour as part of your corporate branding will not of itself be sufficient for the colour to act as a ‘badge of origin’, which is required for…

Alex Hutchens, John Kettle, Paul McLachlan.

Trade mark licensing - the Lodestar decision - is everything under control?

Australia - December 12 2016 Just because you have licensed the use of a trade mark does not mean that you have “control” over the trade mark within the meaning of section 8 of…

Alex Hutchens, John Kettle, Paul McLachlan.