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Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd [2012] HCA 16 I refer you to the judgment summary. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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In a trend known as BYO Computing, employees are increasingly wanting to use their own mobile computer technology for work purposes. Mobile computing can benefit employers, but there are legal risks as well. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Partner Michael Pattison and Workplace Relations Partner Simon Dewberry speak to Boardroom Radio about the legal issues surrounding...
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In brief: The Full Court of the Federal Court has overturned an earlier decision that servingware maker Bodum’s reputation in its ‘Chambord’ coffee plunger was ‘distinctly tied’ to its Bodum name. Partner Tim Golder (view CV) and Senior Associate Anna Thorburn report on this latest decision. Background The decision Secondary meaning or independent reputation Did...
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A high-stakes patents war between the world’s leading smartphone and tablet companies is currently taking place. Partner Chris Bird speaks to Boardroom Radio about the issues surrounding the current battle and what it means for consumers. To hear Chris’s interview, go to https://www.aar.com.au/med/audio.htm Reproduced with permission of Allens and in accordance with their terms of use.
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In brief: The Full Federal Court has unanimously overturned a controversial decision concerning patent infringement, holding that commonsense should prevail when approaching the construction of patent claims. Ordinary words in claims should be given their plain and ordinary meaning, as a person skilled in the art would understand them. Partner Chris Bird (view CV) and...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: Early next year, the domain name frontier will open up and eligible entities will be able to apply for their own generic top-level domains, presenting significant opportunities and challenges for businesses. Partner Tim Golder (view CV), Senior Associate Jesse Gleeson, Trade Marks Attorney Carissa Apps and Law Graduate Andrew Wilcock...
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Recent events in the United Kingdom have seen super-injunctions being undermined by social media. Partner Miriam Stiel talks to Boardroom Radio about super-injunctions in a social media world and the lessons Australian businesses can learn from the case. To hear Miriam’s interview, go to https://www.aar.com.au/med/audio.htm Reproduced with permission of Allens Arthur Robinson and in accordance...
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In brief: .xxx domain names will be available for registration in early September. While .xxx domain names are intended for adult content, trade mark holders in other industries will be able to take advantage of a ‘sunrise period’ to defensively register their trade marks so as to remove the risk of brand-jacking and cyber-squatting. Partner...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: Although recently tested in the High Court, the issue of whether copyright exists in a compilation remains difficult to define and ultimately involves a consideration of intellectual input. Partner Tim Golder (view CV) and Law Graduate Courtney McLennan look at a case where the Federal Court displayed a certain latitude...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: IP Australia is currently considering draft legislation that proposes some major changes to, and developments in, IP protection in Australia. This will include consideration of submissions made by all interested stakeholders over recent weeks. In this article, Partner Trevor Davies (view CV) and PTA Technical Assistant Sean Blasdall highlight some...
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