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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 ...

Defective IFA survives to defeat underpayment claim
Insight 19 Jan 2019

The Federal Circuit Court rejected a truck driver's underpayment claim, finding that the terms of an individual flexibility arrangement (IFA) applied to his employment, despite it not complying with the relevant legal requirements.1 Senior Associate Stephanie Burn and Lawyer Sarah Lunny report. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Victory for software innovators as APO gets ROKTed
Insight 19 Dec 2018

Australian start-up ROKT has had a major win in the fight for software-related inventions. Senior Associate and Patent Attorney Pasquale Aliberti considers the ramifications. ...