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Justice Brereton’s report into alleged war crimes by our special forces in Afghanistan is triggering a lot of discussion around failures in lines of accountability. It raises questions about on-the-ground Australian Defence Force lawyers, the very people who are meant to be experts in the Laws of War. And the
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On 19 November 2020, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) in the UK handed down its judgment in the case of Freddy SPA v Hugz Clothing Ltd & Ors  EWHC 3032, which ran for an unusually long time for the IPEC (three days).
The decision was a rare occurrence
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As a commercial landlord, you rely on your tenants paying their rent on time so you can meet your bills, balance your books and make a living. Normally, if your tenant stops paying rent, you have several legal remedies on hand, including terminating their lease and drawing on their security
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The High Court of Australia’s recent decision Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation  HCA 41 (Calidad) has more closely aligned Australian patent law with its U.S. and European counterparts. Key takeaways from this decision are:
the ‘doctrine of exhaustion of rights’ has replaced the ‘implied licence doctrine’;a patent
“Missing trader” fraud occurs where a supplier within a supply chain, upon being funded the GST by the acquirer through an increase in price, fails to pay the GST.
The issue of missing trader fraud in the gold industry was highlighted by two recent decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
The High Court of Australia rules that a company that buys used empty computer print cartridges, refills them with ink and sells them to consumers is not infringing the patents of the original manufacturer. Protecting Consumers vs Streamlining Access to Credit. With the aim of getting the economy moving and
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Can Donald Trump challenge his election loss in the courts? Three challenges to COVID-19 restrictions thrown out by Australian courts. And a new exhibition Future Dreaming…visions of the future showcases art works from First Nations prisoners in Victoria.
Property development options are an increasingly popular way to buy real estate in Australia. That’s because they can help you get your foot in the door of a great development opportunity when you might not necessarily have all the funds in place.
But what exactly are property development options? And
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Despite the UK having officially left the European Union on 31 January 2020, the Brexit transition period has been in place maintaining the status quo until 31 December 2020. However, with the end of transition period just around the corner, there are a number of important factors for businesses to
Where a company becomes an “incapacitated entity” Division 58 of the GST Act seeks to shift the company’s obligation to pay GST and its entitlement to input tax credits to the “representative”, such as the administrator, receiver or liquidator. In Richard Albarran, Brent Kijurina and Cameron Shaw as Joint Administrators
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Use of Ferrari’s trade mark in a fashion show or on social media requires consent. This is the lesson we assume Philipp Plein has recently learnt following a couple of legal defeats before the Italian Courts that ruled in favour of Ferrari.
In a ruling issued by the Court of
A TikTok post on an Emily Canham’s account, a beauty blogger and YouTube star, is the first TikTok video found to be in breach of the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) requirement for disclosure in the UK (see here).
The post, which featured a video of Emily Canham using a branded
In April, we wrote about the judgement Boomerang Investments Pty Ltd v Padgett (Liability)  FCA 535 (Decision), in which Glass Candy and Air France were found to have infringed the copyright in the well-known 1970s hit song “Love is in the Air” (Love).
Now, in the recent judgement
The world is rapidly changing beyond your control. In times like this, it can be difficult to ascertain and understand your rights as a business owner, landlord or home owner. As a team of highly trained professionals, we understand all the diverse aspects involved with changes in the
An interesting recent decision by the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) on an unusual set of facts may provide an opportunity for brand owners to prevent unauthorised third parties from piggy-backing off a trade mark to drive traffic to their competing sites or product offerings. Uniquely, this has been found
An Alice Springs local court judge has ruled that Constable Zachary Rolfe will face a murder trial for the death of 19 year old Yuendumu man, Kumanjayi Walker. In a separate development, a NSW coroner referred a death involving corrective services officers to prosecutors. And with restrictions easing and some
With upcoming changes to the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020, you must be up to date with your obligations and rights as a landlord or tenant. Sutton Laurence King Lawyers are pioneers at ensuring you are made aware of all alterations made to imperative laws, so you can effectively continue
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In a recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling, based on a referral from the Stockholm Court of Appeal, the CJEU considered whether the distinctiveness of a sign that is to be applied to specific services should be assessed with regard to what is customary in the
At the time of writing of this article we are approximately 6 hours away from Victoria easing it’s restrictions due to COVID-19. I thought, now was a good a time as any to take stock and peer into the future. Hopefully, the misery of a third wave is avoided and
The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released an in-depth study into how non-consensual recording or distribution of sexual images or videos offences are handled by Victorian courts. It’s the first report of its kind in Australia. What’s surprising is the connection between prosecutions and domestic violence.
The Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (‘Amendment Act’) made a number of changes to the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants under the Retail Leases Act 2003 (‘Act’). These changes came into effect on the 1 October 2020. So if you are a tenant or a landlord in
The Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (‘Amendment Act’) made a number of changes to the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants under the Retail Leases Act 2003 (‘Act’).
Landlords and tenants should be aware of the following changes, which came into effect on 1 October 2020, unless otherwise
You have decided like the majority of Australians that it is time buy your own home. But what do you do next, where do you start, who should you speak to.
Purchasing a house is the single largest investment that most people will ever make. As such and before you
Anyone buying or selling property is required to enter into a Contract of Sale.
The Contract of Sale in the context of a property transaction is the single most important document. It sets at the rights of the parties and provides the parameters or a map as to how the
In any property transaction, such as the purchase and sale of property, the real estate agent plays a prominent and central role. They represent the seller and are responsible for the facilitation of the sale process.
As such a fiduciary relationship exists between the real estate agent and seller. This
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All around Australia if an accused pleads guilty to a criminal offence, they become eligible for a reduction in prison time. But just how big an incentive should we give an accused if it’s a serious crime? The South Australian parliament has passed legislation reducing the maximum possible prison discount
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The Victorian Court of Appeal has confirmed that a ‘retail premises lease’ cannot cease to be such a lease during its term. In Verraty v Richmond Football Club  VSCA 267 the Court of Appeal upheld Croft ‘s decision in Richmond Football Club v Verraty  VSC 597. I will
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A common, but difficult, GST issue is whether the seller of vacant lots of land is carrying on an “enterprise” and is subject to GST. There is no simple answer, and the question must always be addressed by reference to the facts. In many cases, the question arises where the
Over the next few months two justices of the High Court of Australia will retire. What is the process for choosing their replacements? How different will our process be from what’s taking place right now in the USA with the US Supreme Court vacancy? Also, the Federal Court has just
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