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Monday, 14 July 2014

Treasury Wines in legal battle with trademark squatters over Penfolds brand in China

Treasury Wine Estates is embroiled in a trademark battle in China over one of Australia’s most well-known wine brands, Penfolds. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 14 March 2014

EU in a stink over trademark blue: Will the cheese war hit our shores?

In a bid to protect its cheese market, the European Union is urging the United States to ban cheese names that refer to European regions. by Broede Carmody

Copyright infringement is on the rise: How to protect your IP assets

Copyright infringement is a difficult but growing area. Unfortunately it seems that there is very little someone needs to change in your work to call it their own. by Vanessa Emilio

Monday, 9 December 2013

Copyright laws could catch out small businesses, as content marketing rises

Businesses which infringe copyright laws could face hefty fines if caught in a crackdown by watchdog the Copyright Agency, an intellectual property lawyer has warned. by Melinda Oliver

Monday, 9 December 2013

Kyle and Jackie O’s social media trademark lessons: Who owns what?

Kyle and Jackie O did it. But how far do you have to go to ensure social media is covered in your trademark? by Vanessa Emilio

Friday, 11 October 2013

R&D grants need to move with the times: international report

Most developed countries are using R&D grants to encourage economic growth, but companies need reforms to include knowledge-based capital development, according to a new OECD report. by Rose Powell

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The patent wars reach Australia: Telstra sued by British patent company over alleged infringements

A British company is suing Telstra for patent breaches, accusing the telco of misusing patents related to technology allowing users to make purchases with mobile phones while overseas. by Yolanda Redrup

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Melbourne gym ordered to stop ‘Superman Workout’ following legal battle with DC Comics

It’s not often a superhero makes an appearance in a Federal Court case, but Warner Brothers’ DC Comics has won a legal battle against a Melbourne gym over the term ‘Superman Workout’, which the company used to promote its products. by Yolanda Redrup

Friday, 15 February 2013

Innovation council on the cards as Australia's Chief Scientist urges big thinking

Australia has to ramp up its small-scale approach to innovation if it is to build a smart economy for the 21st century, says Chief Scientist Ian Chubb. by Yolanda Redrup
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