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It is not all Greek to some…

It is not all Greek to some…

Irish Bentley Lawyers are proud of successfully securing injunctive relief for our clients, the 3 Florinians Pty Ltd, to protect the registered trademark of the popular West End restaurant, the Little Greek Taverna. Two competing businesses have been operating in…

IP Australia Fee Review

IP Australia Fee Review

IP Australia has recently revised its fee structure. The Official Notice of the revised fees was published on 3 August 2016 with the Governor-General signing the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (Fee review) Regulation 2016 on 17 August 2016. The changes…

Copyright Judgment to Rule Them All

Copyright Judgment to Rule Them All

On 11 August 2016, the Federal Court of Australia granted summary judgment in Tolkien Estate Limited v Saltalamacchia [2016] FCA 944 in favour of Tolkien Estate Limited (representing the estate of the late JRR Tolkien). The matter related to an…

Common misconceptions: a true Shark’s tale

A misconception that catches many start-up, and established, businesses is that the registration of a business name gives full protection in the name. This is not correct; and the ‘Sharks’ on the venture capital-based television show ‘Shark Tank’ agree. As…

How Stable is your Building?

How Stable is your Building?

Homeowners, builders, architects should be wary of recent case law relating to the consequences of copying building plans. In the recent decision in Coles v Dormer & Ors [2015] SCQ 224, the Supreme Court of Queensland found that substantially copying…

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