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Google Inc v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2013] HCA 1 (6 February 2013)   In brief: The long-running battle with the ACCC over Google’s AdWords service has been decided in Google’s favour. The High Court unanimously held that Google did not engage in misleading and deceptive conduct by displaying advertisements in the form of...
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Norton Rose By Jackie O’Brien and Kasia Dyjak Introduction What you need to know The facts The decision View all pages View individual pages Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.
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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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Norton Rose Today the Federal Court dismissed a claim by a multi-national alliance of motion picture and recording industry companies, represented by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), that iiNet, Australia’s third largest internet service provider, had authorised copyright infringement by failing to stop its customers from using the otherwise legitimate BitTorrent file sharing...
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EzyDVD P/L v Lahrs Investments Qld P/L & Ors   Their Honours Fraser JA and Fryberg and McMeekin JJ dismissed the appeal by the franchisor, with Fraser JA delivering the leading judgment.   The critical question as later appeared on appeal was summarised at paragraph 31 as follows:   “…whether it was reasonable to impose...
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  Further to my earlier posting about the practical utility of trade marks and names in protecting domain names, I refer you to this helpful e-booklet reproduced with permission from Edge Legal on trade marks.   Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Global Access Ltd v Educationdynamics, LLC & Anor [2009] QSC 373   Global Access Ltd the plaintiff was incorporated and registered in the Isle of Man with no assets. It commenced proceedings following an adjudication by the National Arbitration Forum that the domian name “elearner.com” be transferred from the plaintiff to the first defendant. The...
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Brisbane Lawyers Rostron Carlyle auDA, the body that manages Australia’s domain name system, has invited people to submit proposals for the creation of new 2LDs in the .au domain space. Applications close 30 November 2009.       Read more of the article… Reproduced with the permission Brisbane Lawyers Rostron Carlyle in accordance with their...
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