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'Fearless Girl' replica still standing after legal battle
Insight 30 Apr 2021

State Street Global Advisors Trust Company (State Street), the US-based investment management company that originally commissioned the bronze statue known as 'Fearless Girl', has lost its case concerning a replica of the statue unveiled at Melbourne’s Federation Square in 2019. ...

Combe International Ltd v Dr August Wolff: deceptive similarity where it counts
Insight 30 Apr 2021

IP Australia, the Federal Court and the Full Federal Court have considered whether the trade marks VAGISIL and VAGISAN are deceptively similar. The final answer has now been handed down by the Full Federal Court. We take a look at the decision and what it tells us about deceptive similarity. ...

Straight outta USDC: dangers of using a celebrity's name, image or likeness
Insight 30 Apr 2021

Ice Cube recently filed proceedings in the US against the popular trading app Robinhood, to freeze the use of his image and likeness. This highlights the dangers of advertisements using the name, image or likeness of a celebrity without their consent. ...

Fake online reviews – serving an application for discovery on an overseas company
Insight 30 Apr 2021

Decisions on recent applications brought by Seven Consulting, Allision, and Sydney Criminal Lawyers provide some useful guidance on the principles that will apply when seeking leave to serve an application for discovery on an overseas company. ...

Repurposing existing medicines – industry to have its say in reshaping Australia's regulatory future
Insight 25 Mar 2021

The Therapeutics Goods Administration (the TGA) is consulting with the public and industry to potentially reform regulatory and reimbursement frameworks, to incentivise the repurposing of existing medicines. Off-label use (where a medicine is used for a disease or medical condition for which it does ...

Australian GUI GUIde – design protection for Graphical User Interfaces
Insight 22 Feb 2021

Reform for Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) has been excluded from the most recent package of Australian design amendments. ...

A new domain: changes to .com.au and .net.au domain name licensing rules
Insight 22 Feb 2021

New rules for licensing .au domain names will apply from 12 April 2021. New registrants, and registrants renewing existing registrations, will be subject to stricter requirements. ...

Another setback for software patents
Insight 22 Feb 2021

Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents (No 3) [2021] FCA 31 (Repipe No. 3) is another setback for computer-implemented inventions. ...

In-N-Out of court again
Insight 22 Feb 2021

Hashtag Burger Pty Ltd (Hashtag Burgers) has lost its appeal against In-N-Out Burgers, Inc. (INO Burgers) in the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in a bid to overturn Justice Katzmann's finding of trade mark infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off. ...

Australian IP 2020 year in review
Insight 03 Feb 2021

Our snapshot of the Australian IP highlights of 2020 and the key developments to watch in 2021, covering: Copyright & Designs; Trade marks; Patents; and Franchising. ...