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Monday, 23 November 2015

Five things every new business needs to know about protecting intellectual property

Avoid potential legal battles later on by considering these essentials in the early stages of your business. by Dan Pearce, Emily Booth, Madeleine Stevens and Seamus Herrick

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Wicked look: Instagram users accuse Cotton On accused of ripping off small business’s candle design

Cotton On is facing renewed claims it is copying the designs of small businesses, with a Melbourne candle maker drawing attention to a Cotton On product. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 28 September 2015

Gee-gee winner: Gucci trumps Guess in Aussie round of trademark brawl

Luxury fashion brand Gucci has won a long fought trademark battle against Guess in an Australian Trademarks Office decision handed down last month. by Cara Waters

Monday, 31 August 2015

Target defeats Catch of the Day in battle for “Tar-jay” trademark

Target may not love being referred to as “Tar-jay” but that hasn’t stopped the Aussie retail giant battling it out to secure the term’s trademark from online retailer Catch of the Day. by Cara Waters

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
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