Do we have healthy industry competition in Australia?

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Do we have healthy industry competition in Australia? Do we have the right regulatory framework? Damien Carrick speaks to the chairwoman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Gina Cass-Gottlieb.

Anne-Marie Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

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Stephen Page

I have been given the great honour today of talking about my friend and colleague, the late Anne-Marie Hutchinson, OBE QC (Hons).

Speaking at the tail end of this meeting, I have to keep this interesting!

I am not going to talk at first about Anne-Marie, but two other inspirational

Battle of the Bags: UNIQLO Sues SHEIN in Japan Over Viral Handbag Dupe

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Jasmine Jesty

In January 2024, UNIQLO CO., LTD. (UNIQLO) announced that it had filed a lawsuit before the Tokyo District Court against Roadget Business Pte. Ltd., Fashion Choice Pte. Ltd., and SHEIN Japan Co., Ltd. (collectively, SHEIN Parties). UNIQLO alleges that the SHEIN Parties have infringed Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act

Judging the judges – Stradford a pseudonym v Judge Vasta [2023] FCA 1020

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

Check out my recent video presentation entitled “Judging the judges – Stradford a pseudonym v Judge Vasta [2023] FCA 1020”. In this video I look at Justice Wigney’s Federal Court decision in which he found Judge Vasta, the Commonwealth and the State of Queensland liable for false imprisonment and ordered

Embracing Wellness in Your Daily Routine for Fertility

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Stephen Page

American guest author Ashley Taylor has written an interest article about having a holistic approach to maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues:

In the journey toward maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues, embracing a holistic approach is key. Wellness is more than just a goal; it’s a sustainable

Consultation open: Queensland Assisted reproductive technology industry

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Stephen Page

The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology Services Consultation Paper is now available and open for feedback until 25 February 2024.

This follows the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women’s commitment to regulate the assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry in Queensland by 2024.

The paper is designed to

When making an offer on the steps of court can pay off

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Cameron Charnley

Although the question of the (un)reasonableness of a party’s rejection of a Calderbank letter is one which requires an analysis of all the facts and circumstances, sending such an offer to resolve a proceeding too close to trial can be a wasted effort, particularly if the offer is deemed not

ACCC Cheat Sheet – January 2024

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

Check out my ACCC Cheat Sheet for January 2024. Whilst it was a relatively quiet month there were some important announcements including the findings and recommendations of the ACCC Childcare enquiry, the announcement of the ACCC’s supermarket price enquiry, warnings about the Taylor Swift Tour scam and the introduction of

Victory for Chanel in Luxury Reseller Trial

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Jasmine Jesty

A New York federal jury sided in favor of Chanel on all of it claims against luxury reseller What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA), awarding Chanel US$4 million in statutory damages for sales of counterfeit Chanel-branded handbags. In Chanel, Inc. v. What Goes Around Comes Around, LLC, et al.,

The Cloudy World of Look-a-Like Products – Aldi Successfully Defends Allegations of Trade Mark Infringement

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Jasmine Jesty

Recently the High Court of Justice of England and Wales handed down its judgment in a trade mark infringement proceeding between Aldi v Thatcher’s that had been being watched by many.

Thatchers had sued Aldi for trade mark infringement and passing off over claims that the supermarket’s Taurus

Jury Clears Los Angeles Tattoo Artist of all Copyright Infringement Claims In one of the First Significant Post-Warhol Transformative use Cases

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Jasmine Jesty

On January 26, 2024, a federal jury in Los Angeles handed down its verdict in one of the first copyright infringement cases to grapple with fair use after the Supreme Court’s 2023 Warhol decision.1 The trial concerned a dispute over a tattoo inked by Katherine Von Drachenberg (known as