Intellectual Property Litigation Round-Up – 06 July 2015

An Australian Intellectual Property Litigation Round-Up from the Commonwealth Courts portal for 29 June to 3 July 2015. We advise our clients (whether as IP owners or as alleged infringers) and act for them in relation to patent litigation, trade mark litigation, registered design litigation, domain name, plant breeder’s rights, confidential information and copyright litigation.  …
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Copyright implications for Social Media and Internet Service Providers

The number of users on social media is staggering. At present, there are 1.15 billion Facebook users1, 218 million monthly active Twitter users2, and 300 million LinkedIn users3. It is clear that social media is now an integral part of a business’ marketing strategy, but how do intellectual property laws relate to this relatively new form of mass communication? This article will focus on …
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Preliminary Discovery – from Car Parks to Copyright

In Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited, the Federal Court considered an application for preliminary discovery seeking to have iiNet and five other Internet Service Providers (“ISP’s) provide details of customers associated with particular IP addresses said to have been involved in the infringement of copyright. One of the requirements for obtaining preliminary discovery …
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Growth at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

We are delighted to announce that Dr Justin Dibbens (pictured) and his boutique IP practice, Dibbens Intellectual Property, has joined Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick. This growth marks a strategic step forward for POF, as we continue to expand and strengthen our professional capabilities and service offering to clients. POF is widely regarded as one of the …
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