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The Federal Court's first look at enablement and support
Insight 20 Jun 2018

The Federal Court has taken a first look at the enablement and support provisions of section 40 of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (the Act) as amended by the 'Raising the Bar' Act 2012 (Cth) (RTB). ...

Acquiring a business? How to 'transfer' social media accounts
Insight 20 Jun 2018

Our IP team frequently assists with the sale or purchase of a business, advising on the scope of relevant IP to be transferred and how to transfer that IP ...

Update on changes to Australia's IP laws
Insight 24 Apr 2018

Federal Parliament is considering a Bill to amend Australia's IP laws to implement some aspects of the Government's response to the Productivity Commission's (PC) inquiry into IP arrangements. IP Australia has also released its response to public consultation on several other of the PC's recommendat ...

High sugar content can invalidate health claims
Insight 24 Apr 2018

The Federal Court has found that the packaging of the Little Kids Shredz children's food range, produced by food giant Heinz, misled consumers because it suggested the high-sugar products were nutritious and healthy. ...

Franchising in the spotlight
Insight 24 Apr 2018

Franchising issues are top of the agenda, with the Senate beginning a parliamentary inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct. Meanwhile, the ACCC has recommitted itself to focusing on Franchising Code issues and business-to-business unfair contract terms. ...

Make sure your IP doesn't end up in the bin!
Insight 24 Apr 2018

A recent Australian Patent Office decision is a salient reminder to carefully assess the contribution of all those involved in design projects, so as to identify who is an inventor. Failure to do so can have serious consequences down the track, affecting the ownership of an invention and the ability ...

Recent developments in online copyright infringement laws
Insight 24 Apr 2018

A Senate Committee has approved a Bill to expand the safe harbour regime under the Copyright Act and the Federal Government has closed consultation on the effectiveness of site blocking legislation. ...

Direct .au registrations, a new internet tax or a way to strengthen the .au market?
Insight 24 Apr 2018

In the most significant change since the .au domain was introduced more than 30 years ago, .au Domains Administration (auDA), the industry body for Australian-specific domain names, has approved the registration of .au second-level domain names, known as direct registration. ...

Report: Our look ahead to the private equity market in Australia
Insight 22 Feb 2018

As new funds enter the local market flexible debt funding structures become more prevalent and sponsors are forced to deploy capital in more innovative ways we expect the Australian PE market to continue to grow Private Equity Horizons 2018 reviews the PE market and looks at the trends and sectors ...

Changes to Australia's IP laws are on the way
Insight 22 Feb 2018

IP Australia has released draft legislation implementing the Federal Government's response to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into IP arrangements. ...