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King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 6 Mar 2018

The Best Laid Plans: West Australian Supreme Court rules on copyright in building drawings

In Milankov Designs & Project Management Pty Ltd v Di Latte 2018 WASC 14, the WA Supreme Court has handed down a cautionary copyright tale to all


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 6 Mar 2017

How many codes must a man walk down? Coding and copyright cross paths in the FCA

For most of us, our exposure to software code is limited to the Matrix and those terrifying moments when you accidentally open Terminal on your Mac


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 12 Aug 2016

An apparently ‘precious’ ring: Federal Court grants summary judgment to rule them all

The Federal Court of Australia has given summary judgment in Tolkien Estate Limited v Saltalamacchia 2016 FCA 944 for Tolkien Estate Limited


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 15 Jun 2016

Bieber Fever running high, “is it too late now to say I’m SORRY?” - allegations of copyright infringement against The Biebs (aka Justin Bieber)

Indie artist, Casey Dienel, who goes by the name of "White Hinterland", is suing Justin Bieber and producer, Skrillex (as well as the other


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 29 Apr 2016

Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws

On 29 April 2016, the Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements. The


King & Wood Mallesons | USA, Australia | 17 Mar 2016

Soft Kitty, Same Kitty: The Big Bang Theory sued for copyright infringement Bazinga

Over Christmas, the producers of The Big Bang Theory (amongst others) received a rather unwelcome gift - their now-famous Soft Kitty lullaby has


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 11 Jan 2016

Our top 5 Australian copyright developments in 2015

As 2016 begins, we take a look back at the key developments in copyright in 2015 in Australia. It certainly has been a busy year, with amendments to


King & Wood Mallesons | USA, Australia | 23 Nov 2015

Haters gonna hate (hate, hate, hate, hate): why are famous singers so often sued for copyright infringement?

Taylor Swift was sued by R&B singer Jesse Braham for US$42 million for alleged copyright infringement in the lyrics of her chart toppings song "Shake


King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 9 Nov 2015

Website blocking injunctions to combat the increasing risk of online copyright infringement

Technological advances in the digital era have substantially increased the ease with which copyright material can be reproduced and distributed. In


King & Wood Mallesons | China | 15 Jul 2015

Registered trademark invalid based on prior copyright infringement

What should we concern: prior copyright shall be regarded as a prior right being protected in China; a registered mark, which is substantively

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