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Product safety priorities — the ACCC's focus for 2020
Insight 30 Mar 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is planning to prioritise five key product safety issues fitting broadly within the categories of the Takata airbag recall, safety risks for infants and children, and e-commerce. We report on what is planned for 2020. ...

Sussex Royal – financial independence or cashing in on the crown?
Insight 28 Feb 2020

The Sussex Royal trademark saga is a reminder that a proactive IP protection strategy is 'royally' important when seeking to launch and protect well-known brands. ...

Employee's or employer's? Apple serves as a reminder of IP ownership in the startup sphere
Insight 28 Feb 2020

In a world of tech startups and innovation, securing IP rights has never been so important. The question of 'who owns what?' continues to present issues even to Apple Inc, as employees branch out t ...

DABUS ignites debate on AI inventorship
Insight 26 Feb 2020

The patent offices in the UK and Europe have rejected patent applications naming artificial intelligence as inventors, but this is only the beginning of the debate on AI inventorship. ...

Franchisors beware: pecuniary penalties wash Geowash clean
Insight 26 Feb 2020

In the recent Federal Court decision of ACCC v Geowash Pty Ltd (Subject to a Deed of Company Arrangement) (No 4) [2020] FCA 23 , Justice Colvin imposed significant pecuniary penalties on a franchis ...

The house always wins – the latest on Crown Resorts v Zantran
Insight 26 Feb 2020

The Full Federal Court has overturned the trial decision in Crown Resorts Limited v Zantran Pty Limited [2020] FCAFC 1, and cast further light on the enforceability of employee confidentiality agreements in the context of civil litigation. ...

Federal Court decides second round of fencing (patent) duel
Insight 26 Feb 2020

A patent dispute concerning a patent for a 'fence plinth' highlights some of the key elements of any patent dispute: What does the patent claim? Was it infringed? What should the damages be? ...

Unlocking the potential in IP assets as collateral for finance
Insight 18 Dec 2019

Companies should seek to make the most of their intangible assets. One way to do this is to use intellectual property assets as collateral to access funding. IP-rich businesses, SMEs and start-ups should keep this potential avenue in mind. ...

Global trends in intellectual property
Insight 18 Dec 2019

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently published two reports identifying key hotspots for innovation, and key markets for patent, trade mark and design filing. ...

What does Blackbeard have in common with North Carolina?
Insight 18 Dec 2019

They're both pirates! At least, that is video production company Nautilus Production's allegation before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), which has been asked to ponder the copyright in materials relating to Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship belonging to infamous pirate Blackbeard. ...