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You’d be nuts not to register your trade marks!

Federal Court makes ruling on licensing of unregistered trade marks in Peanut Butter dispute. You may have noticed a change in the branding of your …

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New damages available for unjustified threat proceedings in IP cases

It is no secret that as a trademark owner you have the right to protect your intellectual property and preserve your business identity. A great …

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Safer Internet Day 2019

Griffin Legal is a proud supporter of Safe Internet Day. From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of …

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A Domain by Any Other Name: Protecting Your Domain from Casual Hijackers

For most businesses its website and email systems are its life blood. These can both be compromised if you lose control of your domain name, …

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New Year’s Resolutions for your organisation and the law ahead for 2018

Welcome to 2018! It is set to be another interesting year ahead, as the Australian Open kicks off this week, we head towards the 2018 …

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Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill Passed

It is the Bill that has done the rounds of Parliament and been the subject of much anticipation and commentary. Privacy nerds everywhere (read: Griffin …

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Your Facebook, Your Intellectual Property.

A cautionary tale of the rights you give away. A few months ago, as I sat in a meeting that was increasing in tempo at …

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IP Australia fee changes commence October 2016 – What do you need to know?

Earlier this year, IP Australia conducted an extensive review of its fee structure in consultation with various stakeholders. The results of this review are now …

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Trade Mark Now the Least of Dick Smith’s Issues After Mite-y Long Battle Ends in Federal Court

On 11 February 2016, the Federal Court handed down its judgment in the case of Dick Smith Investments Pty Ltd v Ramsey [2016] FCA 939. …

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The Future of Privacy after Dallas Buyer Club

Thought you can use the internet anonymously? A recent Australian case has shown that the right to privacy does not necessarily prevent someone finding out …

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The Proof is in the Candy…Packaging and advertising with accuracy

Any student, chocoholic or sweet-toothed individual understands the thought process that goes into selecting the perfect chocolate bar. It does not bear imagining that the …

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Protecting your mark – opposing a trade mark

Registering a trade mark affords the owner of the trade mark the exclusive right to use the registered trade mark and to authorise others to …

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Copyright law in Australia

Copyright is an integral and ever-changing area of intellectual property law. The main purpose of Copyright law in Australia is to regulate the creation, distribution …

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Trade marks and the distinguishing test

Registering a trade mark is a common way to identify a unique and distinctive product or service that is used in a business. The purpose …

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Moral Rights in Copyright Law

Moral rights are specific rights afforded to creators of works in addition to ordinary copyright protections. Moral rights were only included in the Copyright Act …

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Protecting your Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights, by virtue of being rights in relation to intangible property, are often ignored or misunderstood. The creation of an idea or invention …

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Dying to be part of the digital age

Estate planning law is one of the oldest areas of the law and is one area that plays on people’s minds more as they grow …

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