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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 ...

Our leading Intellectual Property team
Insight 31 Oct 2018

In this issue we report on a Bill amending website blocking laws compensation for Albert Namatjiras descendants for decades of missed royalties an attempt to trade mark common textspeak abbreviations amendments to the EU Copyright Directive that have been sending the Twitterverse into a frenzy how ...

OMG, LOL – can you trademark textspeak acronyms?
Insight 31 Oct 2018

American consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble is attempting to trade mark abbreviations common to textspeak. Is this NBD, a LOL for the courts, or simply WTF? ...

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. ...

Report: An update on our predictions for the year ahead across the private equity market
Insight 25 Jul 2018

The first half of 2018 has seen a flurry of public-to-private activity that should continue to keep dealmakers busy for the remainder of the calendar year However the mountain of dry powder competing for limited quality investment opportunities remains an issue that has prompted a diversification in ...

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 ...

Will Ed Sheeran be facing copyright lawsuits for The Rest of Our (or his) Life?
Insight 22 Feb 2018

It's a new year and, in what is seemingly becoming an annual tradition, a new copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against pop superstar Ed Sheeran. ...

Nurofen maker in need of fast pain relief
Insight 22 Feb 2018

Paracetamol manufacturer Hence Reckitt Benckiser has discovered that inaccurate and unbalanced comparative claims that don't reflect the overall picture can cause big headaches, even where those claims have some support. ...

Room for Improvement? Big Data challenges in Health
Insight 11 Dec 2017

'Big data' is revolutionising approaches in all major industries, including the health sector, but Australia's current privacy framework lacks flexibility, and there is insufficient guidance to support compliance. Associate Nick Li looks at the challenges in improving patient care and research outco ...