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Negotiating tech contracts into a well-oiled machine: Part 1

In part 1 of our series, we focus on the importance of clearly defining the parties’ primary responsibilities in every IT project. A well drafted IT services agreement will accurately define the scope of services. Fine tuning of the following key...

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Avoid paying more to protect your trade mark

IP Australia is increasing its filing fees for applications to register trade marks. The changes commence on 1 October 2020. How will this affect me? If you are planning to file an application to register a trade mark without using IP Australia's approved...

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The wild west of cybersquatters

The past few months has shown us how important an online presence can be for any business, both from growth and business continuity perspectives. In our previous post, we talked about what ‘cybersquatting’ is...

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How a typo can cost you

We’ve all seen it – an email sent to the wrong person. Perhaps a misspelled email address or an email sent to the wrong ‘Jennifer’. A recent decision by the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner shows how a simple clerical...

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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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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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Who owns the dress?

Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (Kraft) and Bega Cheese Limited (Bega) disputed who owns the right to sell peanut butter in Australia with the trade dress of 'a j...

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Can you post that photo?

As a business operator, today’s social media landscape allows you to share photos with your followers to help build your brand and network. But have you ev...

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Keeping your business safe from cybersquatters

You will be familiar with the term 'squatters' in a property context, used to define a person who unlawfully occupies a property that does not belong to them...

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Part 2: Trade mark use – what, when & who?

In part 1 of our blog we discussed Aldi’s court battle with Moroccanoil Israel (MI)[1]. In part 2, we discuss the importance of trade mark ‘use’ and hi...

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