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A quick guide to notarisation in Australia

March 27 2017 Notarial services are increasingly rare in Australia. Most notarial services in Australia involve documents required for use in foreign countries…

The Curse of Red Star Logos

March 27 2017 Stars are logos which have long been in use and which have very positive connotations - stars are, after all, “up”. And the colour red is also very…

“Litigation, Jim, but not as we know it”: Dr Seuss, Star Trek and Copyright Infringement in the US

November 23 2016 It is a rare day that a Kickstarter campaign - and a successful one, raising $30000 - for a comic book goes on to detail intellectual property…

Contractual Drafting Issues for Machine Learning Agreements (Part 1)

February 15 2017 Legal industry media would have us believe that lawyers are lamenting the rise of artificial intelligence and how it will upend the legal industry…

When a cigar is not just a cigar: the Australian Federal Court on implied consent of trade mark owners, authorised users, and parallel importation of tobacco products

December 8 2015 Scandinavian Tobacco Group Australia Pty Ltd (STG Australia) is an authorised distributor of both handmade and machine-made cigars sourced from a…

Minutes of Board Meetings: more than just a "box ticking" exercise

August 15 2019 The importance of minute taking at Board meetings was recently highlighted by the Financial Services Royal Commission. The Governance Institute of…

Vying for social media engagement: More risk than reward?

August 15 2019 The recent Court decision in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766 (the Voller case) highlights a danger inherent in using social media -…

Board Spills - Getting the notice right

August 2 2019 There has been a significant rise in shareholder activism over the last couple of years. Often this is driven by shareholders with financial capacity…

The ACCC continues its crack down on the use of unfair contract terms

July 19 2019 Uber Eats agreed this week to amend its contracts with restaurants following an investigation by the ACCC. From at least 2016, Uber Eats’ contracts…

Franchising: Federal Court freezes assets of franchisor to protect franchisees who claim they were misled

July 8 2019 Jump Swim is an Australian-based franchisor that sells franchises to franchisees wishing to operate their own Jump Swim School to supply…