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Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update: June 2019
Insight 01 Jul 2019

Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Andrew Mansour In this update we summarise the progress of new and existing rule change requests across the month of June and take a closer look at the introduction of the Retailer Reliability ...

Final APRA Guidance on Information Security (CPG 234) released – are you prepared?
Insight 27 Jun 2019

APRA has released the updated final version of its Prudential Practice Guide, which gives crucial context about how it views cybersecurity threats, and clarifies some of the steps that should be taken now relating to board oversight, information security controls and notification of information security incidents. Partner Valeska Bloch and Associate Claudia Hall report. ...

Jump Swim in deep water over alleged misleading conduct; new guidelines offer tips for avoiding gun jumping; and ACCC bleats at goat cheese RPM notification.
Insight 27 Jun 2019

The ACCC alleges that Jump Swim's promotional material contained false or misleading representations that prospective Jump Swim School franchisees would have an operational swim school within 12 months of signing a franchise agreement ...

Global trade mark update
Insight 25 Jun 2019

There have been significant, and proposed, trade mark law developments across the globe which are likely to inform trade mark portfolio strategy. ...

Licence to infringe: Patent Office grants Sandoz licence to exploit Lexapro® patent
Insight 25 Jun 2019

In the latest chapter of one the longest-running sagas in Australian patent litigation history, the Deputy Commissioner of Patents has retrospectively granted Sandoz a licence to exploit Lundbeck's patent for its blockbuster antidepressant Lexapro® (escitalopram). The licence, only the second of its kind to be granted in Australia, provides Sandoz with a defence to Lundbeck's multi-million dollar infringement claim. ...

A grape result – exporter of copycat Penfolds wines ordered to pay
Insight 25 Jun 2019

Companies exporting wine labelled with the Chinese equivalent of Australia's famous Penfolds brand have been ordered to pay more than $350,000 in damages for trade mark infringement. ...

IP insurance: are you sure it's too expensive?
Insight 25 Jun 2019

IP disputes can be costly. One way firms can manage this risk is to obtain IP insurance. Once regarded as too expensive to work, recent developments in the market suggest that, for smaller businesses in particular, protection may now be more affordable. ...

Stylkea – a bad idea?
Insight 25 Jun 2019

Two recent examples of Australian businesses clashing with multinational businesses in relation to trade marks serve as cautionary tales for all businesses. ...

DDO and PYS - two cases of madness
Insight 21 Jun 2019

As a lawyer working in the field of financial regulation, I have become pretty inured to said regulation producing weird, unintended outcomes. Even so, there are two outcomes produced by recently ...

ASIC seeks to restrict stub equity, ACCC's Acacia Ridge rejection overturned and other developments
Insight 17 Jun 2019

ASIC seeks to restrict stub equity in control transactions; ASX reiterates its position on naming counterparties when announcing material transactions; ACCC's Acacia Ridge rejection overturned by ...

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