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04 October 2017 | When life gives you Lennon, don't make lemonade

The creators of Polish lemonade brand, Mr Lemonade, were recently left with a sour taste in their mouths after Yoko Ono brought legal proceedings in the United Kingdom.
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26 September 2017 | Lights, camera...copyright infringement!

The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down orders in two cases concerning access to copyright infringing websites.
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20 September 2017 | Slippery slope for similar products

German supermarket giant Aldi wound up in a two-year legal battle when it opposed the registration of Moroccanoil Israel Ltd's (MIL) "MOROCCANOIL" word mark for hair care products in 2015.
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12 September 2017 | Order on the court

Australian tennis pro Thanasi Kokkinakis found himself being taken to an unfamiliar type of court recently, when cereal giant Kellogg's opposed his registration of a "Special K" trade mark.
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11 September 2017 | The new media laws take on "new media"

In May, a number of significant media reforms were introduced under the 2017-18 Budget, such as the proposed abolition of the "two out of three" ownership rule and broadcasting licence fees for free-to-air networks such as ABC, the Nine Network, Network Ten and SBS.
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31 August 2017 | Is encryption really the key?

The Commonwealth Government recently proposed new legislation that will compel technology companies, such as Apple, WhatsApp and Facebook, to provide law enforcement agencies with access to users' encrypted messages.
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29 August 2017 | Solving Insolvency - should company directors be shielded from liability?

In March 2017, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, released draft legislation seeking to reform Australia's insolvency laws as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.
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24 August 2017 | The dark side of the boom

From 1 January 2018, developers and builders of residential and mixed-use strata buildings will be required to lodge a bond with NSW Fair Trading.
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17 August 2017 | Developments for data breaches

New mandatory data breach notification provisions are to be introduced under the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016.

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