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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. ...

EU leads the way with counterfeit crackdown
Insight 19 Dec 2018

The European Commission has recently established the world's first counterfeit and piracy watch list, which aims to crack down on counterfeiting and piracy both within the European Union and in external suspect markets. Partner Tim Golder and Vacation Clerk Scott Sidley report. ...

Artificial intelligence and copyright – time to rethink authorship?
Insight 19 Dec 2018

The use of artificial intelligence for good and evil has long been the subject of fiction. However, such stories are becoming less far-fetched, raising the issue of who or what is the author of computer-created works, and whether those works are entitled to copyright protection. ...

BetEasy raises the stakes in brand war with Sportsbet
Insight 19 Dec 2018

When an interlocutory injunction sought by Sportsbet forced CrownBet to forget about rebranding to Sportingbet, CrownBet did anything but forget SportsBet's arguments. In a continuing legal battle over wagering brand names, CrownBet, now known as BetEasy, is seeking cancellation of the SPORTSBET tra ...

Fairfax says it's the BOSS
Insight 19 Dec 2018

Network 10 has recently undergone a rebrand, with new channel names and logos. However, this was not without controversy, after Fairfax Media raised concerns about potential trade mark infringement. ...

Tough cheese: Top European court denies copyright protection for taste
Insight 19 Dec 2018

Dutch food company Levola attempted to claim copyright in the taste of its cheesy dip, but the European Court of Justice left it feeling blue. ...

A fait accompli: employee unfairly dismissed by labour-hire company
Insight 09 Nov 2018

The Fair Work Commission has criticised a labour-hire company for dismissing a casual employee at the direction of a host company, without asking why. Senior Associate Stephanie Burn and Associate Emma Veljkovic report. ...

Changes to long service leave in Victoria
Insight 09 Nov 2018

From 1 November 2018, new legislation1 governs long service leave in Victoria. The law introduces significant changes that will have practical implications for employers. Senior Associate Stephanie Burn reports. ...

Farm operator guilty after fatal dingo chase
Insight 09 Nov 2018

The NSW District Court decided that a farm operator was guilty of failing to provide a safe work environment after a worker died chasing a dingo. Senior Associate Tegan Ayling and Lawyer James Daniel report. ...

i.e. versus e.g.: interpretation of enterprise agreement not ultra-literal
Insight 09 Nov 2018

An employer's misunderstanding of Latin has had harsh consequences for it in the interpretation of an enterprise agreement. Associate Victoria Eastwood reports. ...