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Booking.com not so generic.com in the US?
Insight 28 Aug 2020

The US Supreme Court held that Booking.com is not a generic term and can be registered as a trade mark, presenting an opportunity for online businesses trading in the US under 'generic.com' domain names to seek trade mark registration. ...

Swiss claims and skinny labels: Full Federal Court considers infringement
Insight 28 Aug 2020

An enlarged bench of the Full Federal Court has considered the principles applying to infringement of Swiss-style claims, with the decision potentially limiting the application of Swiss-style claims in the context of so-called second medical use patents, where the allegedly infringing products are ʽskinny-labelled’. ...

Designs amendment on the horizon: is this the saving grace for Australian designs?
Insight 28 Aug 2020

The Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 exposure draft has been released. The proposed changes will make it easier to coordinate design registrations across jurisdictions and, for now, current best practice filing strategies remain the same. ...

No grounds for opposition for coffee merchants
Insight 28 Aug 2020

Parties seeking to oppose (or defend an opposition to) a trade mark registration now have greater clarity over what constitutes use of a trade mark 'in the course of trade' thanks to a recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. ...

Targeting net zero: five steps for stronger climate governance, disclosure and compliance
Insight 27 Aug 2020

The last few years have seen a dramatic expansion of governance and disclosure expectations in relation to climate change risks. Publicly listed companies need to establish robust governance and disclosure frameworks, and ensure those frameworks are supported by effective implementation and review ...

Mine rehabilitation and closure
Insight 26 Aug 2020

Rehabilitation standards and mine closure practices have been the focus of recent reforms in a number of Australian states and remain high on the reform agenda. To help understand these changes, we've prepared a comprehensive guide. ...

How copyright can protect the value of your data
Insight 25 Aug 2020

COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to digital, generating large volumes of data and opening up opportunities for creating and protecting value. Copyright is an effective tool that can be used to preserve the commercial value of your data. ...

Design and Distribution Obligations
Insight 25 Aug 2020

Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) regime is one of the biggest things for the financial services industry in 2020, affecting almost every part of the industry. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: July 2020
Insight 21 Aug 2020

In our latest update , we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of July, as well as take a closer look at AER's Customer Service Incentive Schem ...

PE Horizons market update 2020
Insight 19 Aug 2020

PE managers are scouring the market for complex opportunities to drive returns. Complex carve outs of unloved businesses will continue to pique the interest of dealmakers. Some assets will be value buys and others will prove defensive in a time of risk. ...