News 2020.

Not quite a kick in the teeth for trade mark owners

On 29 April 2020, the High Court of Justice in England handed down its judgement in Sky v SkyKick, primarily regarding broad trade mark specifications and bad faith trade mark applications. The judgement followed much-anticipated ...

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Hand sanitisers excluded from TGA regulation

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has excluded certain hand sanitisers from regulatory requirements to help urgently meet the surge in demand during the pandemic. In Australia, hand sanitisers are regulated as cosmetics or ...

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Policy guidance on the Victorian Government’s relief scheme

In our previous blog, we discussed the guidance provided by the Victorian Small Business Commissioner regarding the type of information a landlord can request pursuant to the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 and the ...

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COVID-19: Western Australia implements its own regulations to protect commercial tenants

On 29 May 2020, Western Australia released the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (Regulations). The Regulations, alongside the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (Act), provide clarity on how the ...

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What makes Bespoke unique?

 Bespoke adopts a revolutionary approach to legal services. Our business model does away with fixed overheads, bureaucratic traditional firm processes and inflexible fee agreements. In place of these we have built a law firm, ...

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Queensland introduces regulations to mitigate effect of COVID-19 on commercial tenancies

On 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government introduced the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulations). These Regulations provide clarity on how the National Cabinet’s ...

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COVID-19 commercial tenancy regulations: SA follows suit

On 15 May 2020, the South Australian Government introduced the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases No 2) Regulations 2020 (SA) (Regulations). These Regulations give effect to the National Cabinet’s mandatory Code of ...

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