Category Archive for: ‘Miscellaneous’

Lights, camera, action! – will ‘revenge porn’ victims finally have a cause of action to sue offenders?

The Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (“Committee”), in an inquiry into the worldwide phenomenon known as ‘revenge porn’, made recommendations last week that acts of ‘revenge porn’ should be made a crime on Commonwealth and State levels. But ‘revenge porn’ scandals are only for the J-Laws and Kim Kardashians of the world right? Apparently not.

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(Street) Art Buff: More avenues for the protection of graffiti works

In a previous post (here), IP Whiteboard discussed the potential avenues that a street artist may have in protecting their work from defacement or removal by recourse to intellectual property rights. Although the City of Sydney is still yet to introduce its revised street art policy, we thought that last week’s judgment of the UK High Court in The Creative …

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Productivity Commission embarks on 12-month inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property regime

The Federal Government has given the green light to the Productivity Commission to undertake a comprehensive review of Australia’s IP regime (Inquiry).  The Commission must provide a report on the Inquiry by August 2016. The Inquiry was one of the three recommendations relating to IP in the Final Report of the Competition Policy Review (also known as the Harper Review), …

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Next steps after Australia China Free Trade Agreement – how to make the most of the opportunity

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement represents significant opportunities for Australian health and aged care providers. However, it is important to move quickly and strategically to make the most of the opportunities. See our Business Spectator article here for what to do next.    

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US Food and Drug Administration releases draft guidances about social media and online communications

On 17 June 2014, the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two draft guidances relating to the promotion of prescription drugs or medical devices online or on social media. Designed with patients in mind, the FDA is aware that patients and health care providers often get information about FDA-regulated products through social media and other online sources, and …

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Meet the Partner – Scott Bouvier

Scott Bouvier is a partner specialising in IP in the King & Wood Mallesons Sydney office. He has acted for some of the country’s most interesting clients – from the Sydney Opera House and Andrew Lloyd Webber to CSIRO and University of Sydney.

But who is he really, and what’s his story? We interviewed Scott to find out.

What attracted you to IP law?

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Seasons Greetings… and a break!

Our third anniversary of IP Whiteboard has come round quickly, and fertile discussions about IP only continue to grow.

We are going to take a short break to eat festive turkey, lie on a beach, and think about our forthcoming 2012 posts. 

We do hope that all our readers enjoy the festive season too.  We hope it’s safe and happy, with a big thanks for your support over the last 12 months.  See you soon.

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Merry Christmas on behalf of Mallesons IP Whiteboard

In 2010, the Mallesons IP Whiteboard (like all IP nerds) relished the opportunity to critique and discuss a huge range of IP related topics and stories.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our posts as much as we have enjoyed writing them, and look forward to sharing more of our enthusiasm for IP with you in 2011.

From everyone at the Mallesons IP Whiteboard, merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year!

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Merry Christmas!

On behalf of everyone in the IP Whiteboard team, I’d like to wish you and your families a happy and relaxing festive season.  We look forward to communicating with everyone again in the New Year.

The offices of Mallesons Stephen Jaques will be closed over the holiday season (on the dates below) but essential client services will be provided, as required, during this time. If you expect to need our service over that period, please let us know.

Australia: We will close at lunchtime Thur 24 December and reopen on Mon 11 January. For urgent queries: T +61 2 9296 2000.

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