ACCC Cheat Sheet – February 2024

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

Check out my video presentation entitled “ACCC Cheat Sheet – February 2024” in which I discuss ACCC developments in February 2024 including the Bingo / Aussie Skips criminal cartel sentencing decision, the Australian Competition Tribunal approval of the ANZ Suncorp merger and an ACCC warning to people not to look

A Lidl Decision With Big Implications – Court Of Appeal Edition

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Victoria Campbell

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld the previous judgment (see here) that Tesco Clubcard logos infringed Lidl’s trade marks and constituted passing off. Although it found that Tesco did not infringe Lidl’s copyright, it is time for Tesco to rebrand its Clubcard logo.

(Lidl’s

HACKED! Regain Control of Your Social Media Identity

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Jasmine Jesty

Imagine receiving a call from a friend asking about a new money-making opportunity you just posted on your social media account. Only, you did not post it. This is a story that many social media users face as the number of hacked social media accounts continues to rise. In

The Supreme Courts’ inherent supervisory jurisdiction (lawyers’ fees) Part 3

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Stephen Warne

3. Other courts

The supervisory jurisdiction is often spoken of as an inherent jurisdiction of superior courts of record.  So other states’ and territories’ Supreme Courts would have the same jurisdiction, albeit more amenable to statutory modification / influence than the Victorian Court’s jurisdiction.  Those other courts still jealously guard

Queensland ART Submission

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Stephen Page

Dear Reader

I welcome the opportunity, albeit very tightly proscribed, in which to make a submission as to the proposed regulation of ART services in Queensland.

RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS IN THE CONSULTATION PAPER

If ART legislation is introduced in Queensland, what should the Act’s guiding principles be?

Artistic Value may Prevent Protection of the Vespa Shape as a Trade Mark in Italy

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Jasmine Jesty

The Italian Supreme Court recently issued a decision addressing whether the Vespa shape, already protected under copyright, was precluded from registration as a 3D mark. According to the Court, a shape’s artistic value usually confers substantial value which prohibits trade mark registration under Italian law.

Background

It began