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Intellectual Property

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

ASIC commences proceedings alleging failure to have adequate cyber systems – a new era of cybersecurity regulatory action?

This article was written by Cheng Lim and Madeline Close.Landmark proceedings commencedASIC commenced proceedings on 21 August 2020 against RI Advice Group Pty Ltd (RI) alleging its failure...

26 August 2020

Australia's 2020 Cybersecurity Strategy: Looking ahead

This article was written by Kirsten Bowe, Soeun Hong and Daniela Lai.The increasing importance of cyber securityCyber attacks have rapidly become an alarming and more frequent issue around...

25 August 2020

The Future of Surveillance Law in Queensland

Surveillance law is a rapidly evolving area due to the everchanging landscape of surveillance technology. The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) recently released its report detailing the findings...

11 August 2020

Designing a reform – Exposure drafts for key Designs Act 2003 amendments released

This article was written by John Swinson, Johnathon Hall and Linus Schibler.The designs regime in Australia is set to receive a long-anticipated update following IP Australia recently releasing...

10 August 2020

Full Federal Court clarifies limits on the ability of an exclusive licensee to sue for infringement of a patent

This article was written by Sarah-Jane Frydman, Luke Hawthorne and Kim O'Connell.In what may be the final chapter of the long-running dispute concerning Lundbeck’s patent for its blockbuster antidepressant Lexapro®,...

07 August 2020

Game On for Aristocrat

The Australian Treasurer has announced major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment regime. On the one hand there is some welcome relief and greater regulatory clarity for investment...

09 June 2020

Australia’s patent system review is underway

On 26 May 2020, the Australian Government announced that the review into Australia’s patent system had been launched, with the aim of examining the accessibility of the patents...

03 June 2020

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