Articles matching Intellectual Property


Can an employee own the copyright for something produced at work?

Filed under: Intellectual Property

It makes sense that in order to own the copyright for a piece of work, you must be the first person to create the work in question. However, there’ll be...

Can a business owner trademark a specific colour?

Filed under: Intellectual Property

Branding is an important part of any business. Whether it’s a multinational corporation flashing the golden arches or a local boutique law firm emblem,...

Intellectual property laws in the age of social media

Filed under: Intellectual Property

With the prevalence of animated gifs, videos, music and other works being shared on social media, it may come as a surprise to some that such works may...

The laws of sharing media online in Australia

Filed under: Intellectual Property

The ease in which Australians are able to access and share movies, music and other media files on the internet has put the issue of online piracy squarely...

What are the copyright laws in relation to research and study at university?

Filed under: Intellectual Property

It’s often necessary for students, lecturers and university researchers to adapt a literary, dramatic, musical, or audiovisual work for the purposes of...

Brand Strategy: Trade Marks, Business Names and Domain Names

Filed under: Intellectual Property

Launching a new website for a business opens up an online communication channel to engage with customers. Every website has a domain name, allowing visitors...

How is Copyright Commercialised in the Media and Creative Industries?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Intellectual Property

Copyright protection is a valuable asset for the media and creative industries, including the music, publishing, art, news, television and film industries....

The case of the tomato trade mark - agribusiness monopolies and genericism

Filed under: Intellectual Property

After a long and hard fought battle, the recent Federal Court decision of MASTRONARDI PRODUCE LTD v REGISTRAR OF TRADE MARKS (2014) 108 IPR 7, finally...

Do gene patents pose problems for progress to more advanced sequencing techniques?

Filed under: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property, Health and Medical, Health Law

This past week in Cancer Voices Australia v Myriad Genetics, the full bench of the Federal Court upheld the decision that human genes are patentable. ...

What if a koala took the selfie?

Filed under: Intellectual Property

When an Indonesian monkey snatched the camera off a British photographer and took a photo of itself, it inadvertently sparked a fascinating legal battle...

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