Doing business in Australia answers some of the most common questions an overseas investor may ask when establishing a business presence in Australia. It aims to provide an introduction to the laws of Australia for overseas legal practitioners.
On 18 February 2019, the Australian Government passed legislation which repeals the limited exemption in section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) for conditions in the licensing or assignment of intellectual property (IP) rights.
The IoT Alliance Australia has releasedGood Data Practice: A Guide for Business to Consumer Internet of Things Services for Australia. The Guide offers providers of Internet of Things services and devices a principles-driven framework for managing the data and information that flows through their products.
In this op-ed, Partner Michael Williams explains why the Federal Government's plan to roll back Australia's world-leading intellectual property protections and scrap the Innovation Patent System will hurt Australian innovators.
Gilbert + Tobin Lawyer Tom Platt recently penned an article for the Communications and Media Law Association that looks at an interesting copyright issue arising from the commercialisation of the burgeoning sport of professional chess.
Social media has become a platform of choice for brands, businesses and beautiful citizens alike to promote products, places and other people. Rebecca Dunn and Emma Dowsett recently penned an article for the Communications and Media Law Association looking at the current Australian regulations of social media advertising and how the law may need to adapt.
The technology that sits behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency offers a revolutionary technological means to authenticate digital IP. Greg Medcraft, the chairperson of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, points out four key advantages when using blockchain technology that have potential to dramatically change the global financial system.