Repeal of s 51(3)

The bill repealing (amongst other things) s 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act did get passed and has received royal assent. The repeal takes effect on 13 September 2019. So, if you thought you were relying on s 51(3)'s protection, you have a bit less than 6 months to get your house … Continue reading

Trade Mark 2,000,000

IP Australia has published details of Trade Mark No. 2,000,000: Trade Mark No. 2000000 I am not sure whether the sequence has been unbroken right from Trade Mark No. 1. Even so, the meter has ticked over and it is definitely a milestone of sorts. It does seem a little strange, in these … Continue reading

Hells Angels v Redbubble

Redbubble's online market place has survived the Hells Angels' copyright infringement claims, but did infringe their registered trade marks. The reasoning, however, leaves questions hanging over Redbubble's business model. Redbubble provides an online market place. Artists can upload their … Continue reading