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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 guidance...

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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...

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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)...

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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 Conduct for...

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Guidance for Victorian tenants seeking rent relief: what information can a landlord request?

In much anticipated clarification for tenants and landlords, the Victorian Small Business Commission has now provided guidance on the types of financial information a landlord can request from a tenant to help inform their offer of rent relief.

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Bega owns the dress: do you own your unregistered trade marks?

Kraft has lost its appeal in the Full Court of the Federal Court regarding its claimed ownership of peanut butter packaging trade dress. This is likely to have significant consequences on how businesses protect and commercialise unregistered...

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New ingredient suppliers? Don’t forget the label

Global supply chains have been interrupted due to COVID-19. Given this, businesses with new, temporary suppliers of ingredients need to ensure labels continue to be accurate and compliant with CoOL requirements.

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COVID-19: much anticipated Victorian commercial tenancy regulations, with a few surprises

On 1 May 2020, the Victorian Government passed the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020...

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COVID-19: much anticipated commercial tenancy regulations released in NSW

On 24 April 2020, the New South Wales Government passed the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW) (Regulations).

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