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April 4, 2017 Published by

In the wake of Channel Nine and CJZ’s apology to Gina Rinehart, production companies should be wary of the issues... View Article

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October 13, 2016 Published by

After their huge US$7.4 million win against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement over the hit single “Blurred... View Article

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September 8, 2016 Published by

A rift has emerged between the Australian and New Zealand honey industries, resulting from a trade mark application lodged by... View Article

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September 1, 2016 Published by

Wagering and sportsbetting is a large industry in Australia; however, irresponsible gambling can have damaging effects. As such, the Australian... View Article


August 31, 2016 Published by

While many would consider “Ugg” to be a generic Australian name for a certain form of footwear, it was in... View Article

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August 29, 2016 Published by

A recent Federal Court decision has given some clarity to how two key grounds of opposition to trade mark registration... View Article

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August 25, 2016 Published by

On 12 August 2016, the Federal Court handed down its decision in the long running battle between Dick Smith and... View Article

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August 18, 2016 Published by

Everyone’s favourite dating app saga continues. Back in May we informed you the owners of dating app Tinder, Match Group,... View Article

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August 15, 2016 Published by

With the 2016 Rio Olympic Games underway, many have been caught up in the hype and excitement of the world’s... View Article