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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Letter boxing: Australia Post hunts down Sendle over “post without the office” slogan

“This is just big business tactics to stop us using a great slogan.” by Cara Waters

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Productivity Commission to investigate IP issues for SMEs

The federal government has launched an inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property system in a bid to protect the rights of small businesses. by Broede Carmody

Friday, 14 August 2015

Copy that: What to do when employees sneak out with your IP

As technology continues to evolve and new methods to store or transmit electronic data come into fashion, how do you protect your intellectual property when an employee leaves to join a competitor or launch a new business? by Michael Khoury

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ghost may be heard: Small business in Waltzing Matilda intellectual property stoush

A production company that has applied to extend its trademark over its brand use of the title of iconic Australian song Waltzing Matilda has come under fire from Banjo Paterson’s family and even Prime Minister Tony Abbott. by Renee Thompson

Friday, 7 August 2015

Channel Seven fails to get Nine’s Hotplate taken off air: Four ways to avoid a costly legal battle over copyright

The Seven Network has lost its bid to force a rival network’s cooking show off-air for alleged copyright infringement. by Broede Carmody

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Telstra challenges Airbnb’s bid to trademark “belong anywhere”

Telstra is the latest Australian company to take on a major international company in a trademark battle after it was revealed it has opposed an application by Airbnb to trademark its tagline “belong anywhere”. by Renee Thompson

Monday, 20 July 2015

“Betrayed” small business claims Domino’s stole its slice of technology in latest copycat claims

Precision Tracking alleges Domino’s Pizza modelled its new GPS tracking system on the version it originally provided the takeaway food giant on a trial basis. by Renee Thompson

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Cotton On defends practice of “trend forecasting” following copying claims

Cotton On has defended its practice of “trend forecasting” after being accused of ripping off a soft toy designed by a small business. by Renee Thompson

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Country Road accused of “heinous” rip off of Melbourne designer

Melbourne lighting design company Mance Design has accused Country Road of ripping off its store fitout and lighting designs. by Cara Waters
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