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A barrister practising mainly in Australian patents, trade marks, copyright and other IP law; lecturer and contributing author to LexisNexis' Copyright & Designs and Patents looseleaf services

Not a Comedy of Error

Robertson J has overturned the Registrar’s decision to cancel a number of trade mark registrations for VOKES[1] as errors wrongly made in the Register and ruled they were properly registered in Laminar’s name.

EIFY: terms of use

Clickwrap terms held enforceable, but no compensable loss for breach

Safe harbours to be Extended

The Government has introduced a Bill to extend the class of persons who can claim the benefits of the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 provided in sections 116AA to 116AJ.

Copyright And Computer Software

McDougall J has rejected EIFY’s claim to copyright infringement based on look and feel or structure and sequence

My Angel is a …*

Centrefold Entertainment’s registration of CENTREFOLD for adult entertainment services has been revoked as not capable of distinguishing

Primary Health Care

The Full Court has dismissed Primary Healthcare’s appeal from the decision rejecting its attempt to register “Primary Health Care” for medical services.

auDA Policy implementation review

auDA Panel is seeking your views on how to implement direct registration of domain names in the .au domain space

Losing yourself (again)

The New Zealand High Court has found the NZ National Party’ 2014 advertising campaign theme infringed the copyright in Eminem’s “Losing Yourself”.

IP Amendment (Productivity Commission Part 1 …) Bill – exposure draft

First round of legislation to implement the Productivity Commission’s recommendations released for comment

AIPPI Sydney 2017 – Day 3: patents, copyright and …

Patents involving medical devices, the technical problem and injunctions against innovators; intermediary copyright liability

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