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Clayton Utz | Australia | 7 Feb 2019

Have you infringed copyright? Spotlight on what you need to prove if you're an innocent infringer

If copyright infringement has accidently occurred, take steps immediately to cease the infringing conduct and ensure that it does not occur in the


Clayton Utz | Australia | 25 Oct 2018

Online search engines to be brought into Australia's battle with online piracy

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 takes a number of steps towards enhancing the effectiveness of Australia's site-blocking


Clayton Utz | Australia | 25 May 2017

Smooth sailing ahead for anti-piracy website blocking orders

The Federal Court most recently made orders in Universal Music Australia Pty Limited v TPG Internet Pty Ltd 2017 FCA 435 which require Telstra


Clayton Utz | Australia | 30 Mar 2017

Coders beware: it's a question of quality not quantity when assessing copyright infringement

Using even a small proportion of third party software without a licence could be copyright infringement for which there may be significant


Clayton Utz | Australia | 2 Feb 2017

Court awards $34,822 for copyright infringement and $400,000 for bad behaviour

The actual loss suffered from copyright, patent, trade mark or design infringement is often either small or difficult to quantify. Being able to


Clayton Utz | Australia | 18 Aug 2016

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

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


Clayton Utz | Australia | 18 Aug 2016

Settlement suggests Governments can use software without a licence agreement

Settlement of the dispute between the SA Government and Global Health suggests the Crown use provisions in the Copyright Act apply to computer


Clayton Utz | European Union | 21 Jul 2016

What happens when the government uses software without a licence agreement? Possibly, very little

It's far from clear if the Crown use provisions in the Copyright Act apply to computer programs. A case scheduled for hearing in the Federal Court


Clayton Utz | Australia, United Kingdom | 14 Jul 2016

Trade mark owners hit back: Court orders ISPs to block sites selling counterfeit luxury goods

Rights-holders should explore site-blocking injunctions as a way to stifle the online trade in counterfeit goods. The explosion in online piracy


Clayton Utz | Australia | 28 Apr 2016

Keeping up with the Joneses will cost you if it’s also a flagrant copyright infringement

The Court has the power to award a substantial sum of additional damages for infringement of copyright that is flagrant. It is not uncommon for

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