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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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15 August 2017 | How will changes to the Retail Leases Act affect your business (in NSW)?

The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Act 2017 (NSW) (the Act) has been passed, meaning significant amendments are on the way for The Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW). Here's a quick look at what this will mean for your business.
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10 August 2017 | No silver lining for a silver service

"Silver service" almost always alludes to prestige, glamour and luxury. However, the complexities associated with a trade mark for this phrase are far from glamorous.
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08 August 2017 | Landmarks and trade marks

Australian companies can find it difficult to trade mark their brand names in other jurisdictions, as Sydney-based cosmetics and household cleaning products manufacturer Bondi Wash found out when it applied to have its name trade marked in the United States.

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