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Apple takes a bite out of retail.

In November 2010 Apple Inc obtained a three-dimensional trade mark of the layout of their ‘flagship’ stores in the United States as depicted below. Since t...

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Doping in court.

The landmark Federal Court case of the Essendon Football Club and James Hird v Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority1 awaits a decision from Justice Middleton...

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Landmark decision in sexual harassment case.

In the decision of Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd1 the Full Court of the Federal Court has dramatically increased the amount of compensation...

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Sign on the dotted line.

In an age of rapid changes in commerce, almost every norm of business processes has been challenged. But the handwritten signature for executing legal documents...

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Privacy cleared for take off.

In a recent decision by the Privacy Commissioner1, a Virgin Australia airline passenger suffered damage through the collection and disclosure of his sensitive p...

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Restraining restraints of trade.

Restraint of trade is a well established and ‘old world’ common law doctrine. It relates to the enforceability of contractual restrictions on freedom to...

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