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Snake Man loses trade mark infringement bet
25 Oct '18

Earlier this month Justice Robertson of the Federal Court dismissed trade mark infringement proceedings commenced by a Mr Raymond Hoser (a.k.a The Snake Man) against Sportsbet. Television viewers will be familiar with Sportsbet’s often humorous and distinctive advertising typically featuring an individual engaging in a high concentration activity before being interrupted by a distinctive man’s

Good IP Governance
24 Oct '18

Good IP Governance   Earlier this year we were published in the leading IP Licensing Journal of the United States. In the below article we outline our blueprint for the effective management of your company’s Intellectual Property Assets.   We call it ‘Good IP Governance’ and we regard it is as critical to achieving the following outcomes:

Pain caused by comparative advertising

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia reiterates the need for businesses to ensure any comparative advertising claims are capable of substantiation through current and relevant scientific evidence or otherwise risk breaching the Australian Consumer Law. The case of GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd v Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Limited (No 2) [2018] FCA

Tougher prohibitions and penalties for gambling advertising under proposed amendments to NSW gaming laws

Betting service providers who have long relied on disclaimers in their advertising to exclude NSW residents from offers of inducements to gamble or to opening betting accounts will no longer be able to do so  under proposed new laws.   The introduction of the Liquor and Gaming Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill), and other related

New mandatory minimum 3 year term for gift cards sold to NSW consumers

Important new changes are set to apply from 31 March 2018 for businesses who sell gift cards or gift vouchers to NSW consumers. The new laws affect not only NSW based businesses but also any business that sells gift cards to NSW consumers online (including international websites). Understanding consumers’ new rights, and adopting new business