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Specsavers loses eye case Luxottica glasses raised once again
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 31 2013

Upon setting up in Australia about 5 years ago, Specsavers has fought hard to achieve a share of a retail optometry market reportedly worth over $1b a


Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited: kookaburra gets the last laugh
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 26 2010

The decision concerned allegations including breach of copyright in respect of the pop song "Down Under", recorded in 1979 and again in 1981 by Men at Work


Legal traps when buying or selling a business with followers, likers or subscribers
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

We all know that social media provides businesses with an effective way to interact with existing and potential customers and promote their goods or


Differing approaches by English and Australian courts to defamation on social media
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • June 26 2014

In a judgment handed down on 29 November 2013 in Mickle v Farley, Judge Elkaim of the District Court of NSW found that a former Orange High School


YouTube not responsible for user posted content
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 6 2013

In April 2013, YouTube had another victory in the US courts against media giant, Viacom, for copyright infringement. Six years after its initial


Penalty judgement entered after ACCC takes action on fake testimonials
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 14 2014

On 17 January 2014, the Federal Court handed down judgment against P & N Pty Ltd, P& N NSW Pty Ltd (trading as Euro Solar) and Worldwide Energy and


L’oréal’s quest for preliminary discovery was “worth it”
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 14 2015

Earlier this month, Justice Beach in the Federal Court handed down orders for preliminary discovery for L’Oréal Australia Pty Ltd against BrandPoint


Google AdWords and the UK Interflora case
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 19 2013

For some businesses, Google AdWords offers an easy means of increasing brand recognition and profile amidst almost endless search engine results


Footballers' management expenses deductible Spriggs and Riddle
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 30 2009

On 18 June 2009, the High Court unanimously upheld the taxpayers' appeals from the decision of the Full Federal Court and held that fees paid to managers were deductible under section 8-1(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1999 (Act) and were not capital expenses which were denied deductibility under section 8-1(2) of the Act


Project home builder fined for misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 23 2012

In the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Metricon Homes Queensland Pty Ltd 2012 FCA 797 the Federal Court imposed penalties on a major building company for false and misleading advertising in promoting the sale of detached residential houses