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A Cracka of a Trade mark Dispute

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Overview: BlackSquare Inc. recently opposed the registration of two trade marks by Cracka IP Pty Ltd—WINE COLLECTIVE and THE WINE COLLECTIVE.COM.AU. The opposition was based on claims that Cracka IP’s marks were identical or too similar...

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Important Update on Privacy Policy Compliance

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Have you received a notification from Facebook that your Privacy Policy does not conform to their requirements? It has come to our attention that many of our clients are being contacted by major software providers,...

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Protecting Trademarks and the Use of Hashtags in Branding: What You Need to Know

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In today’s digital age, the hashtag (#) has become a powerful tool for businesses to connect with their audience, build brand identity, and engage in social media marketing. However, this raises important questions about the...

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Victorian CIPT Reform: Stamp Duty Out, Annual Tax In for Commercial and Industrial Property

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Victoria is preparing to phase out stamp duty on commercial and industrial property and replace it with an annual tax The Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Bill has now passed both houses of the...

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Closing Loopholes Part 2: What’s Changed?

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The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) (No. 2) Act 2024 (Closing Loopholes Part 2) was passed by the Senate, after having previously been passed by the House of Representatives, on 12 February 2024. The...

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The Digital Identity Bill 2024

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ALERT After a decade, Australia is finally moving towards a national, government-regulated digital identity scheme. The Digital ID Bill 2024 has officially passed Parliament, marking a major milestone for Australia’s Digital ID System. This legislation...

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Hunt & Hunt Lawyers sponsors St Kilda Film Festival

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Australia’s longest-running short film festival celebrates its 40th anniversary Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the St Kilda Film Festival, Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious...

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Revamp and Protect: When to Refile Your Trademark After a Rebrand

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As businesses evolve, their brands often undergo transformations, including updates to logos and other trademarked elements. While rebranding can refresh the image of a business, it also raises important legal questions about the protection of...

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Back to Basics: A $1.25m reminder on the ongoing obligations of financial services licensees

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Compliance is a key issue for any financial services licensee, as the recent case of Lanterne Fund Services Pty Ltd (Lanterne) demonstrates. Lanterne, a financial services company that provided advice on corporate finance and capital...

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What is Copyright?

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Copyright is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship. This includes a wide range of creative expressions from books and music to paintings and software. Copyright gives you, the creator,...

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Six Hunt & Hunt Lawyers among 2025 The Best Lawyers in Australia

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Hunt & Hunt would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2025 The Best Lawyers in Australia list: Graeme Armstead – Personal Injury Litigation Jim Harrowell AM – Alternative Dispute Resolution John Kozicki –...

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Hola, Madrid! IP Australia adopts the MGS List

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In a long-overdue effort to align Australia with international trade mark standards, IP Australia has confirmed that from March 2024, it will adopt the Madrid Goods and Services List (the MGS List) for classifying goods...

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