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MinterEllison | Australia | 1 Sep 2016

Manners maketh the copyright infringer Court awards $60,000 'additional damages' for defendants' behaviour in copyright case

In August last year, this blog discussed the Queensland Supreme Court decision of Coles v Dormer. That case involved copyright infringement of house


AJ Park | Australia | 7 Jun 2016

Damage controlsthe role of damages in protecting copyright

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Queensland, Coles v Dormer (No 2) 2016 QSC 28, awarded significant additional damages against the


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


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


MinterEllison | Australia | 14 Sep 2015

Courts recognise that building plans may attract copyright protection and are willing to get creative to prevent infringement

This case demonstrates that building plans created by an architect may attract copyright protection, and that architect may be the sole author of


Clayton Utz | Australia | 25 Aug 2015

Copycat building is copyright infringement, says court

A shared taste for French provincial architecture with tropical flourishes has raised a few interesting issues in the application of Copyright Law to


MinterEllison | Australia | 14 Aug 2015

When mi casa is not su casa - Queensland Supreme Court orders creative remedies for copyright infringement of architectural drawings

Whilst imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, the Queensland Supreme Court has reminded a Cairns builder that it may also be


K&L Gates | Australia | 11 Aug 2015

Australian court orders copy house to undergo significant alterations: A recent decision on copyright infringement in building designs

Earlier this week the Supreme Court of Queensland (Court) delivered its judgment in the case of Coles v Dormer & Ors, a copyright infringement case

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