The Australian government has issued a consultation paper on copyright modernisation addressing fair use or fair dealing, contracting out and orphan works
IPwars included in Feedspot’s Top 25 Australian law blogs and websites for Australian lawyers.
Part 1 of my article on the Productivity Commission’s Final Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements has been belatedly published in the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin: (2018) Vol. 30 No. 10 p. 210.
Government consultation of injunctions against ISPs to block access to infringing websites
Pagone J has awarded Pokémon $1 in damages and 70% of its costs from Redbubble for misleading or deceptive conduct and copyright infringement. An interesting aspect of the case is that Redbubble’s implementation of a notice and take down scheme under the DMCA didn’t save it from liability, but did influence the ruling on remedies.
Robertson J has overturned the Registrar’s decision to cancel a number of trade mark registrations for VOKES as errors wrongly made in the Register and ruled they were properly registered in Laminar’s name.
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.
McDougall J has rejected EIFY’s claim to copyright infringement based on look and feel or structure and sequence
Centrefold Entertainment’s registration of CENTREFOLD for adult entertainment services has been revoked as not capable of distinguishing
The Full Court has dismissed Primary Healthcare’s appeal from the decision rejecting its attempt to register “Primary Health Care” for medical services.