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Most companies need guidance in dealing with the increasing complexities of copyright laws that struggle to keep up with changes in online consumer habits and technology.

Grappling with online challenges has seen recent disputes with ISPs over file sharing networks and with aggregators of data-like television program guides. Broadcasting content in new environments, such as through mobile phone networks, continues to produce licensing issues between competing interests. As a result, legal solutions often need to be as innovative as the environment that creates the problem.

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Change in the air for IP laws in Australia: 5 key takeaways

The Government has responded to the Productivity Commission’s review of Australia’s IP system. Here are five key takeaways.

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Online copyright: Are you a pirate?

Copying and pasting an image online is easy. Negotiating copyright law is a little more tricky.

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Registered Designs: What is the appropriate form of order for injunctive relief?

Intellectual property lawyers will be familiar with the usual form of order for the injunctive relief awarded in trade mark infringement cases. But when it comes to registered design cases, the appropriate form of order is not so clear…

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Three tips to prevent the Australian Consumer Law rendering your supply contract terms unenforceable

Check your compliance today!

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Protecting major sporting events held in Australia - Legislating against ambush marketing

A Bill that increases protection against businesses that free load off major sporting events is timely and welcome.

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Fair use: Floodgates or fair go?

Australia has more to gain than to fear from incorporating the fair use doctrine into copyright laws.

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Fair use: The cloud is the limit

Australia’s cloud services industry is a big winner if a ‘fair use’ exception to copyright infringement is introduced.

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Getting territorial: Geo-blocking on borrowed time?

Australians will pay less for apps, music and more under recommendations of IT pricing Inquiry.

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IP for free? A ‘Quirky’ idea that reinvents innovation

Companies spend billions protecting their IP, but now one of the world’s largest is bucking the trend and giving free access to some of its patents.

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Avoid social media folly: Seafolly v Madden case study and our top tips

What happens when a company vents their frustration about a competitor on Facebook? How does the law respond? Learnings from Seafolly v Madden.

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New National Business Names Register - Questions and answers

The new National Business Names Register which commenced on 28 May 2012 is administered by ASIC and allows a business name to be registered nationally via a single online registration and fee.

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Copyright and the Digital Economy - ALRC inquiry needs broader scope

Australians need a copyright system that works. One they can respect. Our copyright laws need to provide certainty, encourage innovation, and enhance the free flow of information.

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Do you have the tactical and strategic edge in litigation?

From time to time you will be faced with a step which is unusual and not generally taken by lawyers. But if followed in the appropriate way it can save the client considerable time and money.

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Australia should lead in counterfeit crackdown

The new Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is the latest international effort aimed at combating the more than US$200 billion dollar global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.

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Protect your brand on the internet

Who is in charge on the internet? Mostly, it seems it’s the consumer. So how do you protect your brand when it’s in the hands of the consumer and the consumer is everywhere?

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Safety first: Copyright exemption for generics

The safe and effective use of medicine relies on doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals receiving consistent safety information about each medicine, regardless of its brand.

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Arvind Dixit

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David Fixler

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Eugenia Kolivos

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Frances Wheelahan

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Jacky Mandelbaum

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James Cameron

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Jürgen Bebber

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Kate Hay

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Odette Gourley

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Stephen Stern

Partner Location Melbourne Profile

Our Thinking

Change in the air for IP laws in Australia: 5 key takeaways

The Government has responded to the Productivity Commission’s review of Australia’s IP system. Here are five key takeaways.

Online copyright: Are you a pirate?

Copying and pasting an image online is easy. Negotiating copyright law is a little more tricky.

Registered Designs: What is the appropriate form of order for injunctive relief?

Intellectual property lawyers will be familiar with the usual form of order for the injunctive relief awarded in trade mark infringement cases. But when it comes to registered design cases, the appropriate form of order is not so clear…

Three tips to prevent the Australian Consumer Law rendering your supply contract terms unenforceable

Check your compliance today!

Protecting major sporting events held in Australia - Legislating against ambush marketing

A Bill that increases protection against businesses that free load off major sporting events is timely and welcome.

Fair use: Floodgates or fair go?

Australia has more to gain than to fear from incorporating the fair use doctrine into copyright laws.

Fair use: The cloud is the limit

Australia’s cloud services industry is a big winner if a ‘fair use’ exception to copyright infringement is introduced.

Getting territorial: Geo-blocking on borrowed time?

Australians will pay less for apps, music and more under recommendations of IT pricing Inquiry.

IP for free? A ‘Quirky’ idea that reinvents innovation

Companies spend billions protecting their IP, but now one of the world’s largest is bucking the trend and giving free access to some of its patents.

Avoid social media folly: Seafolly v Madden case study and our top tips

What happens when a company vents their frustration about a competitor on Facebook? How does the law respond? Learnings from Seafolly v Madden.

New National Business Names Register - Questions and answers

The new National Business Names Register which commenced on 28 May 2012 is administered by ASIC and allows a business name to be registered nationally via a single online registration and fee.

Copyright and the Digital Economy - ALRC inquiry needs broader scope

Australians need a copyright system that works. One they can respect. Our copyright laws need to provide certainty, encourage innovation, and enhance the free flow of information.

Do you have the tactical and strategic edge in litigation?

From time to time you will be faced with a step which is unusual and not generally taken by lawyers. But if followed in the appropriate way it can save the client considerable time and money.

Australia should lead in counterfeit crackdown

The new Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is the latest international effort aimed at combating the more than US$200 billion dollar global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.

Protect your brand on the internet

Who is in charge on the internet? Mostly, it seems it’s the consumer. So how do you protect your brand when it’s in the hands of the consumer and the consumer is everywhere?

Safety first: Copyright exemption for generics

The safe and effective use of medicine relies on doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals receiving consistent safety information about each medicine, regardless of its brand.

Our Experts

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Arvind Dixit

Special Counsel Melbourne +61 3 9672 3032
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David Fixler

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3173
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Eugenia Kolivos

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6316
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Frances Wheelahan

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3380
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Jacky Mandelbaum

Special Counsel Melbourne +61 3 9672 3488
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James Cameron

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9752
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Jürgen Bebber

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3260
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Kate Hay

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3155
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Odette Gourley

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6066
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Stephen Stern

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3148