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