New IP Laws Make Patent Changes

If you’re considering developing a patent – or if you have one in the pipeline – you need to be aware of recent intellectual property law changes that affect patents. We outline them here and provide a strategy for integrating them into your business.

National Business Names Register Commenced 28 May 2012

The ASIC National Business Names Register commenced operation on 28 May 2012. The main difference in the new system is that you will only need to register a business name once for national effect.

Case Report: ISP Did Not Authorise Copyright Infringement, This Time…

In August 2007, 34 Hollywood and Australian film and TV studios through the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft began investigating copyright infringement by internet users in Australia.

Case Report: NRL Investments Pty Ltd v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd

The decision of the recent case of National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd has reaffirmed the value of licencing of digital rights by sporting organisations.