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Confidentiality lost in court – restraining an independent contractor
Insight 05 Sep 2018

An independent contractor kept and used a client list, but the New South Wales Court of Appeal decided the list had lost its confidentiality because it had been disclosed in court. ...

Does casuals' service count for redundancy pay purposes?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has again considered the issue of whether prior service as a casual or seasonal worker counts as service when calculating redundancy pay, and found that such prior service need not be recognised. ...

Red letter day for Louboutin – Frucor green with envy
Insight 23 Aug 2018

Two recent decisions provide mixed news for the owners of colour trade marks ...

Fool's gold – how packaging can be misleading or deceptive
Insight 23 Aug 2018

The Federal Court has ruled that adopting distinctive branding may not be enough to get a trader out of hot water if the get-up of the trader's products is similar to somebody else's. ...

Beware the perils of false patent marking
Insight 23 Aug 2018

Patent marking is a useful way of notifying the public and potential infringers that monopoly rights exist or are pending in a product. However, falsely marking a product as 'patented' or 'patent pending' is fraught with danger. ...

Second round of changes to Australia's IP laws released for comment
Insight 23 Aug 2018

IP Australia has released draft legislation to implement the second part of the Government's response to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into IP arrangements. Senior Associate Lauren John reports. ...

An interlocutory injunction outcome you wouldn't have bet on
Insight 23 Aug 2018

Crownbet's efforts to rebrand itself as 'Sportingbet' suffered a blow after Sportsbet successfully applied for an interlocutory injunction in the Federal Court of Australia. ...

Discouraging Innovation?
Insight 23 Aug 2018

More companies are investing in software-based products, including those using machine learning, blockchain and the internet of things. But how has the Australian Patent Office been processing patent applications for computer-implemented inventions in the current climate? Senior Associate Robert Mun ...

US Postal Service breaches copyright in the Statue of Las Vegas
Insight 23 Aug 2018

In this issue we look at challenges for domain name searching posed by the GDPR the second round of draft amendments to the Patents Act developments in the patentability of computer-implemented inventions the dangers of falsely marking products as patented the latest brand wars in the Federal Court ...

ICANN caught in regulatory web
Insight 23 Aug 2018

Since it took effect in May 2018 across the entire European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has sent shockwaves through countless internet infrastructure industries ...