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Financial services – may the licence be with you

September 28, 2018

(This article first appeared here, and it is republished with the authors’ consent) By Darrell Choong (Trainee Lawyer) and Venn King (Special Counsel), KHQ Lawyers There has been a great disturbance in the Force … or the financial services world at least! A recent case, Validus Advisory Group v Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd [2018] NSWSC 417 (“Validus”) has shone… Read More ›

Justice now more Accessible for Australian IP Owners

(This article first appeared here, and it is republished with the authors’ consent) By Fiona Brittain Until July of this year, if you were a small business or young entrepreneur with limited resources and had the misfortune of having to enforce your intellectual property rights to prevent a breach of your rights, you’d be hard… Read More ›

ACCC Priority – Small Business Unfair Contract Terms Legislation – Deeply flawed?

(This article first appeared here, and it is republished with the authors’ consent) By Ian Nathaniel The small business unfair contract term legisation has been in force for almost 2 years, and the ACCC has been making enforcement of this legislation a priority. However, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has recently said that these changes are… Read More ›

Cheap knock-offs: why saving money might cost you a lot more than you bargained for

(This article first appeared here, and it is republished with the authors’ consent) By Watermark Intellectual Property (Roger Green) Producing and selling counterfeit or imitation goods including copying products protected by patents, registered designs or copyright, copying brand names and logos of trade marks, and making “knock-offs” with packaging similar to that of another trader’s… Read More ›

Kraft peanut butter, never oily or dry – and never imitated?

(This article first appeared here, and it is republished with the authors’ consent) By Helen Kavadias Australian Federal Court not impressed with parallel AU/US proceedings Earlier this year, in a decision¹ made by O’Callaghan J of the Federal Court of Australia, Kraft was restrained from proceeding with arbitration proceedings against Bega in the US. The dispute… Read More ›

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