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Ugg of war over sheepskin boots in the US
Insight 30 Jun 2021

An appellate court in the US has ruled that the word 'UGG' is capable of trade mark registration in the US for footwear because it is not a generic term – at least in the US – to describe what Australians would call 'ugg boots'. ...

Final report on review of Australia’s patent system
Insight 30 Jun 2021

The Federal Government has released the final report on the review of the accessibility of patents for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which follows the phasing-out of the innovation patent system in Australia. ...

Google v Oracle – a fair stab at APIs
Insight 30 Jun 2021

In a recent decision, the US Supreme Court held that Google did not infringe Oracle's copyright when it took 11,500 lines of functional code to build the Android operating system. The decision upholds the longstanding industry practice of copying this type of code. ...

Initial responses to review of corporations and financial services regulation
Insight 29 Jun 2021

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released a summary of the initial stakeholder views it has received in relation to its Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Legislation (the Inquiry) over the course of its first eight months. ...

3D printing – new rules for personalised medical devices
Insight 28 Jun 2021

Australia's new regulations governing personalised medical devices, including 3D-printed devices, will have significant effects. They narrow the definition of custom-made medical devices, which will continue to be given regulatory exemptions but be subject to more regulatory requirements. ...

AER 2021-22 compliance and enforcement priorities
Insight 25 Jun 2021

Our Energy Regulation team provides you with a snapshot of the issues the AER will focus on in its enforcement and compliance activities in 2021-22 and recent developments in the sector. ...

New motor vehicle service and repair information laws speed through Parliament; and other developments
Insight 24 Jun 2021

Grape Co; new motor vehicle service and repair information laws; Dye & Durham's acquisition of GlobalX; university competition law exemption; digiDirect; Woolworths' acquisition of shares in PFD Food Services ...

Franchising Code amendments locked in – what you need to know
Insight 24 Jun 2021

Long-awaited amendments to the Australian Franchising Code have finally been implemented. Changes take effect on 1 July 2021, other than changes to dispute resolution provisions (which came into effect on 2 June 2021), and changes to disclosure documents (which take effect from 1 November 2021). ...

Mandatory FIRB approval thresholds for acquisitions in Australian entities
Insight 23 Jun 2021

On, 1 January 2021 significant changes came into effect to Australia's (FIRB) remine.  To help you navigate the complexities of these new rules we have compiled a summary of the thresholds for determining whether a proposed acquisition of equity interests triggers an obligation to obtain 'FIRB approval' under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FATA). ...

WA Government passes Security of Payment reforms
Insight 23 Jun 2021

The statutory right to receive payment claimed and the rapid adjudication process, amongst other changes introduced by the Building and Construction (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) (Act), will govern construction contracts entered into after commencement of the Act. ...