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Unboxing the Australian Government’s $100m patent scheme

Intellectual Property

Unboxing the Australian Government’s $100m patent scheme

One of the key measures targeting innovation in the Federal budget announced on 11 May 2021, is the introduction of a ‘patent box scheme’ worth over $100 million...

03 June 2021

When is a privacy policy not enough? (ACCC v Google LLC (No 2))

In a recent case a Federal Court judge found that the presentation of information to customers on a mobile phone screen was misleading in some circumstances.

10 May 2021

The challenges (and terrors) of long term brand licensing deals

Structuring and negotiating a long term brand licensing deal is always challenging, even terrifying. The brand owner wants to protect it. The licensee wants the confidence to build...

16 March 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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Privacy Commissioner hands down first representative award compensating non-economic loss for interference with privacy

On 11 January 2021 the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner (the Commissioner) made a determination 'WP' and Secretary to the Department of Home Affairs (Privacy) [2021] AICmr...

03 February 2021

Future Directions for Consumer Data Right Report Released

The Australian Government has released the report of the Inquiry into the Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

12 January 2021

Thoughtless comments and far-reaching consequences: the ‘sad reality’ of social media defamation

Is it a good idea to sue for defamation if there is a post on social media that you do not like? A recent legal action is...

14 December 2020

Patent rights on sale: High Court adopts doctrine of exhaustion of rights on first sale

The High Court of Australia has ruled on and concluded a long-running dispute between Seiko-Epson and Calidad in relation to print cartridges, setting down an important precedent in...

13 November 2020

Not so happy camper: reputational damage to brands online

In this article, we unpack the Bruder Case and the types of claims businesses may have against customers who publish disparaging content online.

13 November 2020

Government commences broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws

On 30 October 2020 the Australian Government commenced a broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws by releasing an Issues Paper seeking feedback on possible privacy law reforms. ...

04 November 2020

Powering towards a digitalised future: call for views on the Energy Security Board’s new Data Strategy

In this alert, we identify the main takeaways from the Data Strategy, describe the major role played by KWM and Galexia in the development of the strategy and...

03 November 2020

Clear Signs Needed – Patent Exploitation by the Crown

Are you aware that the Crown can exploit inventions in pending and granted patents for its own purposes without infringing patent rights?

02 November 2020

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