First Flex of revised Copyright Act “whack-a-mole” provisions

Since 2015, copyright holders have been able to seek injunctions against Internet Service Providers requiring them to block their customers from accessing sites which contain infringing content by way of Section 115A of Australia’s Copyright Act 1968.  These provisions, equivalents of which exist in a number of other jurisdictions, have been colloquially known as “whack-a-mole” …
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IDAHOBIT 2019

IDAHOBIT , the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Inter-sexism and Transphobia is today. Launched in 2004 to celebrate LGBTIQ people globally, today, we use IDAHOBIT to champion inclusion, and build a better world for the LGBTIQ community. To celebrate the day, POF hosted a morning tea in each office – with the team dressing in …
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World IP Day 2019 – Reach for Gold

This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign – Reach for Gold – takes a closer look inside the world of sports. It explores how innovation, creativity and the IP rights that encourage and protect them support the development of sport and its enjoyment around the world. The universal values sports encompass – excellence, respect and …
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Mark Williams announced as a Lexology Legal Influencer for Q1 2019

We’re proud to announce that POF’s own Mark Williams has been named Lexology’s exclusive ‘Legal Influencer’ for IP in Australasia, in recognition of his contributions to Inspired – The POF Blog throughout Q1 of 2019. Winners of this award are selected based on how consistently they produce useful and insightful legal content, and the readership …
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Managing Partner, Ross McFarlane, named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly ‘Partner of the Year Awards’ 2019

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner, Ross McFarlane, has been shortlisted for ‘Intellectual Property Partner of the Year’ in this year’s Lawyers Weekly ‘Partner of the Year Awards’. The Partner of the Year Awards showcases outstanding performance by partners who demonstrate quality leadership, technical expertise and strong business development skills. Finalist submissions …
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The importance of inventing a way forward for women in IP

Across the world, individuals, companies and firms have been celebrating women’s achievements as part of International Women’s Day, and Women’s History Month. While there is no doubt that women have made their mark and proven their success in many sectors, there are some interesting insights surrounding the contribution and practice perspectives of women in intellectual …
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