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FAL Lawyers | Australia | 6 Jun 2018

Innovation patents survive for another day

The recent moves by the Australian Government to abandon the innovation patent system has raised concern amongst SMEs and the innovation industry...


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 29 May 2018

Secret use - can you profit while developing your invention?

So you’ve concocted an invention that you’re thinking of patenting, what next? Keeping your invention secret is an important start, since any public


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 14 Feb 2018

Important Changes to the Privacy Act effective 22 February 2018

There is currently no obligation to notify individuals who may be affected by a data breach. However, rapid and continuous developments in technology


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 2 Nov 2017

Australian distributors likely to face stronger competition from parallel imports

Australia is set to fully embrace the doctrine of "international exhaustion" when it comes to parallel imports. While this is intended to benefit


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 28 Sep 2017

Has Raising the Bar’ on filing patent opposition evidence met its objectives? A brief look at the numbers

It has now been more than four years since the ‘bar was raised’ on seeking extensions of time to file patent opposition evidence (EOT). Parties


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 12 Sep 2017

Blockchain in the Public Sector

In recent times there has been a lot of hype about distributed ledger technology, also known as blockchain. A recent blockchain solution of particular


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 8 May 2017

Will Your Business Be Grouped For Payroll Tax Purposes?

The payroll tax grouping rules are complex and many business owners are unaware of the rules’ existence or their obligations under these rules


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 21 Mar 2017

Is Your Bank Guarantee Worth the Paper it’s Written On?

The contract has been signed, the $1 million has been paid and a Bank Guarantee has been issued to secure repayment. Nothing further to do…you


FAL Lawyers | New Zealand, Australia, Global | 9 Jan 2017

Top 10 Trade Mark Developments of 2016: Australia, New Zealand & International

From use to non-use, overseas suppliers, parents and subsidiaries, here are our top trade mark developments for...


FAL Lawyers | Australia | 25 Nov 2016

Dusting off your old IT contracts for a new iterative methodology

Traditional IT contracts use a waterfall methodology, which requires a detailed statement of the scope. In practice, the statement of scope used is

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