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Unfolding privacy class actions in Australia

Australia - January 30 2020 Claimants in Australia face a number of challenges to successfully bringing a privacy class action, including the absence of a clear cause of action…

Thomas Boban, Peter Butler, Ting Fan, Brigitte Rheinberger, John Tsaousidis

Copyright owners “Don’t have to take it”: Federal Court of Australia awards substantial remedy for copyright infringement, plus double damages for flagrancy

Australia - May 10 2021 The Federal Court’s recent decision in Universal Music v Palmer, in which Mr Palmer was ordered to pay AU$1.5 million for his unauthorised use of the…

Sue Gilchrist, Aaron Hayward

“Why cannot our own creations also create?”: AI systems can be patent inventors in Australia

Australia - August 2 2021 An artificial intelligence system is capable of being named as an “inventor” of patentable subject matter, according to the Federal Court’s recent…

Claire Dorse, Aaron Hayward, Tess Mierendorff

Marketing a product as an “alternative” is no answer to trade mark infringement

Australia - September 14 2021 The Full Court of the Federal Court has found that marketing a product as an “alternative” to a trade-marked brand is no answer to a claim of…

Aaron Hayward, Shaun McVicar, Bryce Robinson