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Not all’s “fair dealing” in war and Greenpeace: Federal Court confirms limits of the “parody or satire” exception to copyright infringement

United Kingdom - June 11 2021 The Federal Court’s decision in AGL v Greenpeace1 confirms that using a corporate logo in activist or protest materials may be permissible under both…

Aaron Hayward, Byron Turner.

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…

Aaron Hayward, Sophie Yates.

Pharmaceutical patent term extensions: federal court hears challenge to “absurd” Australian patent office ruling

Australia - April 13 2021 Two major pharmaceutical companies have challenged Australia’s Commissioner of Patents in the Federal Court about the time limits within which an…

Rebekah Gay, Shaun McVicar.

Spotlight: patent enforcement and invalidity procedures in Australia

Australia - December 2 2020 A review of the key procedural issues surrounding patent enforcement and invalidity actions in Australia, including competent courts, timing and costs.

Ashley Carlstein, Steve Wong.

In review: patent legislation in Australia

Australia - December 2 2020 A review of some of the key provisions of the patent legislation in Australia, covering the types of patent available, liability for infringement and grounds for invalidity, among other things.

Ashley Carlstein, Steve Wong.