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Tough cheese: Top European court denies copyright protection for taste
Insight 19 Dec 2018

Dutch food company Levola attempted to claim copyright in the taste of its cheesy dip, but the European Court of Justice left it feeling blue. ...

Artificial intelligence and copyright – time to rethink authorship?
Insight 19 Dec 2018

The use of artificial intelligence for good and evil has long been the subject of fiction. However, such stories are becoming less far-fetched, raising the issue of who or what is the author of computer-created works, and whether those works are entitled to copyright protection. ...

Indemnity costs and offers of compromise
Insight 19 Dec 2018

How is the Federal Court currently handling the issue of offers of compromise and indemnity costs? Lawyer Phoebe St John recaps Reckitt Benckiser v GSK Australia (No 2) to find out the latest. ...

Fairfax says it's the BOSS
Insight 19 Dec 2018

Network 10 has recently undergone a rebrand, with new channel names and logos. However, this was not without controversy, after Fairfax Media raised concerns about potential trade mark infringement. ...

Troubled waters
Insight 17 Dec 2018

It can be troubled waters all round when an offshore giant attempts to take on a longstanding local user of a mark. ...

Direct .au registrations, a new internet tax or a way to strengthen the .au market?
Insight 24 Apr 2018

In the most significant change since the .au domain was introduced more than 30 years ago, .au Domains Administration (auDA), the industry body for Australian-specific domain names, has approved the registration of .au second-level domain names, known as direct registration. ...

Franchising in the spotlight
Insight 24 Apr 2018

Franchising issues are top of the agenda, with the Senate beginning a parliamentary inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct. Meanwhile, the ACCC has recommitted itself to focusing on Franchising Code issues and business-to-business unfair contract terms. ...

BODalicious Instafamous stars come to litigious blows
Insight 22 Feb 2018

Two sporty Insta-celebrities have clashed over who gets to use the word 'Bod'. ...

Changes to Australia's IP laws are on the way
Insight 22 Feb 2018

IP Australia has released draft legislation implementing the Federal Government's response to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into IP arrangements. ...

Nurofen maker in need of fast pain relief
Insight 22 Feb 2018

Inaccurate and unbalanced comparative claims that don't reflect the overall picture can cause big headaches, even where those claims have some support. ...

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