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By Gordon Hughes
On 26 July 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its final Digital Platforms Inquiry report relating to the impact of online search engines, social media
By Gordon Hughes
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Act 2019 was passed on 1 August 2019 and the first stage will come into effect in February 2020. The legislation introduces data portability
By Davies Collison Cave
The Principals of the Davies Collison Cave, Davies Collison Cave Law and Davies Collison Cave Singapore are pleased to announce a number of promotions that took effect on 1 July 2019.
By Michael Caine, Scott Sonneman
The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) recently released a consultation paper on proposed changes to New Zealand's intellectual property laws
By Timothy Creek, Lachlan Sadler, Jessica Sapountsis
This is the first in a monthly series detailing updates on developments in competition and consumer law in Australia, including the activities of Australia's competition and consumer regulator
By Gordon Hughes, Andrew Sutherland
On 24 June 2019, the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled that a media company could be liable for defamatory postings on its Facebook page by members of the public: Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd
By Rodney De Boos
The Australian Government has passed legislation which will remove the intellectual property safe harbour from the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act) on 12 September 2019
By Nick Holmes, Janette Li
In Tempting Brands Netherlands B.V. v Comite International Olympique [2019] NZIPOTM 3 (28 February 2019), the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) dismissed the International Olympic
By Michael Caine
A proposal for amending the Patents Act 2013 seeks to remedy problems caused by the failure of this Act to recognise multiple or partial priorities in a single claim.
By Humphrey Foote
New Zealand also needs a PVR regime that protect kaitiaki interests in indigenous plants consistent with te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi.
By Ken Simpson, Ross Clark
All Singapore patent applications filed after 31 December, 2019 will be subject to substantive examination.
By Rodney De Boos
A typical example would be a franchise operation where the franchisor or its related companies have their own outlets.
By Michelle Cooper
The case considered use of a trade mark by a parent company where registration rights are recorded in a wholly owned subsidiary.
By Gordon Hughes, Andrew Sutherland
Key recent developments in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications are summarised below.
By Rodney De Boos
A Bill to remove the intellectual property safe harbour from the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 is presently before Parliament having already passed the Lower House and is ready for debate ...