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'Best method' a heavy burden for patentees
Insight 28 Feb 2019

Despite a global trend away from requiring patentees to disclose the best method of performing their invention, Australia continues to impose an arguably obsolete, yet increasingly onerous, statutory best method requirement. Associate Claire Gregg discusses the recent developments. ...

McDonald's gets bite taken out of trade mark portfolio
Insight 28 Feb 2019

The European Union Intellectual Property Office recently revoked the McDonald's 'BIG MAC' trade mark. Associate Emma Gorrie and Summer Clerk Spiro Kalavritinos detail how one of the world's most well-known brands suffered this blow in relation to its namesake product. ...

Report: Private Equity Horizons 2019
Insight 18 Feb 2019

With dealmakers taking full advantage of highly accessible financing and a massive hoard of dry powder to close more buyouts than before 2018 was one of the most active years ever for private equity in Australia The mountain of dry powder competing for limited opportunities combined with elevated ...

Dismissal for scab-calling unfair
Insight 19 Jan 2019

The Full Bench of the FWC decided that an employer's decision to summarily dismiss an employee for calling another worker a 'f***ing scab' during protracted industrial disputation was unfair.1 Senior Associate Tarsha Gavin reports. ...

Defective IFA survives to defeat underpayment claim
Insight 19 Jan 2019

The FCC rejected a truck driver's underpayment claim, finding that the terms of an individual flexibility arrangement applied to his employment, despite it not complying with the relevant legal requirements. ...

Update on unpaid family and domestic violence leave, and flexible working arrangements
Insight 19 Jan 2019

Since December 2018, all employees are entitled to unpaid family and domestic violence leave under the NES. Employers should also be aware of the new modern award requirements to discuss flexible working arrangements with employees. Senior Associate Tegan Ayling reports. ...

Service with labour hire company counts after a transfer of business
Insight 19 Jan 2019

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC) has decided that an employee's service with a labour hire company will count as service with his new employer following a transfer of business.1 Managing Associate Andrew Stirling and Associate Jessica McDonald report. ...

Federal Court rules on employer's power to require reasonable overtime
Insight 19 Jan 2019

In considering the terms of an enterprise agreement allowing an employer to require reasonable overtime, the Full Federal Court decided that the employer's increase in the number of overtime hours could constitute a breach of the agreement.1 Senior Associate Tarsha Gavin and Lawyer Millie Grant repo ...

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. ...

Four key principles from Sigma v Wyeth
Insight 19 Dec 2018

Justice Jagot's mammoth judgment in Sigma Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd v Wyeth [2018] FCA 1556 sets down important principles relating to claims for damages under the usual undertaking as to damages, where an interlocutory injunction has been wrongly granted. ...