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Evicting cybersquatters: what to do when someone registers your brand as a domain name

Australia - September 27 2018 For both domestic and international domain names, there are fairly efficient and effective ways for brand owners to secure domain names that have been...

Rebecca Lobb.


Code crackdown: ACCC recommends big reforms to Franchising Code of Conduct

Australia - June 7 2018 Any business which has not already reviewed its standard form contracts to audit all such contracts to ensure that they do not contain terms which are...

Tali Grossman, Richard Hoad.


Use of "sound-alike" music in advertising key legal issues

USA - May 24 2018 Using "sound-alike" music in advertising can be cheaper than licensing the real thing, but it's important to be aware of the legal risks. Have you...

Chris McLeod.


Registering designs for new products can be a fan-tastic way to protect yourself

Australia - August 18 2016 Businesses intending to sell products embodying a new design should consider registering that design with IP Australia, if they want to stop...

Rebecca Lobb.


Protecting the look and feel of marketing materials from copycat competitors

Australia - June 11 2015 Finding the right way to scare off a copycat competitor depends on the nature of the copying involved options include using consumer protection laws...

Chris McLeod.