The UKIPO Updates its Policies to Tackle Ineffective Addresses for Service

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Jasmine Jesty

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has released an update this month in relation to the issue of trade mark applicants and owners providing a valid address for service. Particularly following Brexit there has been concerns about would-be trade mark owners filing applications with false or ineffective addresses for

Chanel Seeks Permanent Injunction Against WGACA

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Jasmine Jesty

The public legal dispute between luxury brand Chanel and luxury reseller What Goes Around Comes Around (“WGACA”) continues with Chanel seeking a permanent injunction that WGACA argues is too broad. As previously reported, a New York jury previously awarded Chanel a US$4 million verdict against WGACA for sales of

The Pope’s cruel take on surrogacy

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Stephen Page

“I’m beautiful in my way ’cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way”

Lady Gaga

I am outraged at the steps by the Pope’s call to stop surrogacy and be critical of LGBTQIA+ people.  It is no surprise, but it still saddens

Do Queensland's criminal defence laws need to be reformed?

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

If someone is charged with a violent crime like murder or assault, what defences can they argue? That depends on what part of Australia you live in.The Queensland Law Reform Commission is conducting a review of the criminal defences which operate in that state – some of them very

Public law claim not an “equity” for the purposes of an “in personam” claim”against title of a registered proprietor of land

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ROBERT HAY KC COMMERCIAL LAW BARRISTER

The Court of Appeal recently considered a claim that a right to apply for an order to have a decision of a public body set aside on public law grounds, in and of itself, could constitute an in personam right for the purposes of the Transfer of Land Act 1958’s indefeasibility

How should a court assess witness credibility?

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Cameron Charnley

In civil cases, facts must be proved on the balance of probabilities to the court’s actual persuasion.[1] Except for documentary or other so-called objective forms of evidence, proving a case will normally depend on the testimony of witnesses.

How, then, should a court — tasked with determining whether a fact

Two hundred years of the NSW Supreme Court

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Next month, the Supreme Court of New South Wales marks its 200th birthday. A new book, Constant Guardian: Changing Times, tells the history of the court. In his first extensive interview since his appointment in 2022, NSW Chief Justice Andrew Bell tells Damien Carrick about some of the significant