Archive for Intellectual Property News

Current Copyright Law Doesn’t Support Innovation

Deloitte’s Report of Copyright in the Digital Age (2018) has found that “Australia’s current copyright system does not support innovation as much as it could” and concludes with a recommendation that “a transition to fair use would have net benefits, enabling innovation,…

Advancing Legal Practice

On Sunday, 6 August 2017, Angus Murray, Senior Associate and Trade Marks Attorney at Irish Bentley Lawyers presented the Disrupting Law 2017 awards at QUT. Disrupting Law is an annual “lawtech” hackathon hosted by the Legal Forecast and QUT Starters. The…

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…

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