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.
The Full Federal Court in AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd has upheld the trial judge’s finding that AstraZeneca patents relating to its blockbuster drug CRESTOR are invalid. The key issue on appeal, and the reason the Full Court agreed to sit as an enlarged bench, related to determination of the appropriate “starting point”, if any, for assessing inventive step. This was first published in the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin (2014) 27(10) IPLB.
In Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) v TPG Internet Pty Ltd (TPG), the High Court of Australia, by majority, found for the ACCC on its appeal against TPG for alleged contraventions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) and, following its passage into law, the Australian Consumer Law. This was first published in Competition and Consumer Law News (2014) (30)2.