News 2023.

Giving the thumbs down emoji to trademarks

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently decided that simple emojis cannot be trademarked under European law. Here's what happened: Background emoji In December 2021 a German company Käselow, sought to ...

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Countdown to change: preparing your business for changes to the unfair contract terms regime

Unfair contract terms regime Australia currently provides protections, via the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) (ASIC Act), against unfair contract terms (Unfair ...

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Ready to enter the metaverse? Privacy risks companies need to know

The metaverse is an interactive digital environment encompassing all virtual worlds, augmented reality and the internet. A space where users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users in real time. In simple ...

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Copyright has entered the chat … GPT

Key takeaways Recent developments of ChatGPT has triggered debate surrounding the legalities of its content. ChatGPT threatens authors and artists whose work may be used in ChatGPT content without their permission. ChatGPT ...

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Don’t get swept up in ACCC’s influencer crackdown.

Each year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announces its Compliance and Enforcement Priorities. In 2022-23, one of its priorities was to identify deceptive marketing practices across the digital ...

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Beware of the phish when you surf – recent changes to privacy laws

We’ve all heard about it – personal information being leaked into the public domain or perhaps sold to third parties without knowledge or consent. Whilst these occurrences can be catastrophic, we seem to have developed a ‘breach ...

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