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Category Archives: Intellectual Property

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Part 2: Trade mark use – what, when & who?

In part 1 of our blog we discussed Aldi’s court battle with Moroccanoil Israel (MI)[1]. In part 2, we discuss the importance of trade mark ‘use’ and hi […]

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Copy-right or copy-wrong?

In an age where pirates download Game of Thrones, monkeys take selfies and almost every other month a music artist is accused of ‘ripping off’ a Marvin Gaye […]

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Don’t forget my name

Anyone who has ever had to brand something knows how hard it is to come up with a name. Establishing recognition for your brand can be even harder. And most dif […]

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Lights, camera….. lawsuit?

Street photos, social media photos, brand photos, stock photos. You may have found these online, purchased a right to use them, taken them yourself or arranged […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 3)

Welcome to the third of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring arrangements. Job losses may occur when organisations offshore office functions. […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 2)

Welcome to the second instalment of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring personal information. It is increasingly common for organisations to […]

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How geese have changed trade mark law

The Federal Court handed down a landmark decision in the trade mark dispute between the Wild Geese and Wild Turkey alcohol brands[1]. In doing so, it has change […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 1)

This is the first of a 3-part series on risks associated with offshoring personal information. In this series, we will discuss: an organisation’s obligati […]

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Chocolate is the answer – what’s the question?

Confectionery companies and chocolatier giants, Mars and Mondelez International, have been battling over the use of a lower case ‘m’ on Mars’ packaging of […]

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Architectural plans – copyright or wrong?

Property developers, architects and builders should be aware that using a third party’s plans may result in copyright infringement. In a recent decision in […]

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