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Federal Court closes the tap on Urban Ale trade mark
Insight 30 Apr 2020

In an attempt to sue La Sirène for trade mark infringement, Urban Alley Brewery lost the registration rights to its 'Urban Ale' trade mark, for lack of distinctiveness. We explore how attempting to enforce its trade mark registration rights backfired for Urban Alley. ...

No relief from pain for Maxigesic claims
Insight 30 Apr 2020

AFT Pharmaceuticals (AU) Pty Limited v Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Limited [2020] FCAFC 45 serves as an important reminder of the risks of comparative advertising and the need for adequate scientific foundations to support representations claiming to be based in science. ...

From Notepads to iPads – copyright protection in a digital world
Insight 30 Apr 2020

With the global transition from analogue to digital, Australia's copyright laws continue to evolve in an attempt to keep up with the digitisation of content. The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, recently addressed the Australian Digital Alliance about ...

Winning a US copyright suit not as easy as you thought – lessons from Blackbeard, Led Zeppelin and Katy Perry
Insight 30 Apr 2020

In the world of music, proving copyright infringement just got harder – which is only one major issue arising from recent US copyright litigation. We give you an update on these significant cases, ...

IP rights in the COVID-19 pandemic
Insight 30 Apr 2020

As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment continues, norms around IP use are being upended. Innovators need to navigate the use of their IP in this current climate. ...

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 start-ups 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 to capitalise on creativity. Apple's recent claim against a former employee is a timely reminder of the ...

DABUS ignites debate on AI inventorship
Insight 26 Feb 2020

Patent offices in the UK and Europe, UKIPO and EPO have rejected Stephen Thaler's DABUS application naming artificial intelligence as inventors. Both patent offices found that DABUS, being a machine, could hold no rights and could not transfer any rights as the inventor to the applicant as successor ...

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

A recent Federal Court decision imposed significant pecuniary penalties on a franchisor as well as its sole director and national franchising manager for unfair dealings with franchisees ...