Final Credits Roll in iiNet Trilogy

In a landmark ruling on 20 April 2012, the High Court unanimously dismissed an appeal by 34 Australian and United States film and television studios against internet service provider (“ISP”) iiNet. The High Court held that iiN...

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Courting Publicity? Trademark Disputes in the News

Of four Australian trademark disputes that generated headlines last year, one was from the world of sport, one from retail (hardware), one from fashion and one from swimwear. All obtained free publicity for their new ventures or e...

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Protect Your Good Name – the National Business Names Registration System is Coming in May

Last August, we flagged the planned changes to the business names registration system and it has since passed through the Federal Parliament and become law The expected launch date of the new National Business Names Register, ...

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Legislation keeps moving as Australia’s Federal Parliament enters Autumn Sittings

Movement on some Bills of interest to industry is summarised below: Second Tranche of Anti-Dumping Legislation Readers will recall that in June 2011 the Federal Government announced significant reforms to Australia’s Anti Dump...

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Telcos on the Front Foot in the Fight Against Piracy

Only days before the High Court of Australia is set to hear an appeal by a group representing many of the largest entertainment industry rights holders in Australia against a Federal Court judgement in February that found Intern...

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