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Manufacturer Strikes Out on Three IP Theories Asserted to Enforce Its Claimed Rights in Product Design

Author: Mark C. Humphrey On May 14, 2020, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Lanard Toys Limited v. Dolgencorp LLC et al., Case No. 2019-178, affirming summary judgment for the defendants and dis ...

Resistance to the Price Surge: ACCC Releases Guidelines to Assist Market Participants in Compliance with New Laws Aimed at Protecting Consumers from Excessive Energy Prices

20/05/2020 Authors: Kathryn Walker, Martin Lovell New laws creating electricity sector-specific prohibitions on certain conduct in electricity markets will come into effect 10 June 2020. Following its inquiry in ...

Australian Financial Services Licence for Litigation Funders: What Does the Government’s Announcement Mean for the Future of the Industry?

22/05/2020 Authors: Andrea Beatty, Chelsea Payne As announced by the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP this morning, the Morrison Government intends litigation funders to hold an Australian financial services licence (AFSL) and ...

Changes to Timeframes for Lapsing of Development Consents and ‘Physical Commencement’ of Works

25/05/2020 Authors: Margot King, Samantha Gou Recent changes to planning legislation and regulation in response to COVID-19 have extended lapsing periods for existing development consents. However, for new developm ...

WorkPac v Rossato – Apparently Double-dipping is Fine

25/05/2020 Authors: Tim Capelin, Amrita Howell The decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 has confirmed the earlier decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 which held that a casual employe ...

COVID-19 Changes – Australian Corporations Act Provisions in Relation to Meetings, and Electronic Execution by Companies (effective 6 May 2020)

06/05/2020 Author: Shannon Adams The Treasurer has made a Determination which, amongst other things, modifies the operation of the Corporations Act 2001 and the Corporations Regulations 2001 relating to company meetin ...

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