July 24, 2017 8:30 AM | Posted by Maiken Hansen | Permalink
On 28 June 2017 Canada's Supreme Court upheld a decision ordering Google to remove links to websites unlawfully selling the intellectual property of another company. The Judges (7-2) in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc maintained that Canadian courts had authority to issue an injunction forcing Google, a non-party to the initial proceedings, to delete search results, not only within Canada but globally. read more
June 29, 2017 11:39 AM | Posted by Leah Mooney, Paul Kallenbach, Veronica Scott | Permalink
Just when Australian businesses thought they had escaped the worst of WannaCry, there's a new ransomware campaign hot on its heels and reportedly exploiting the same vulnerability. read more
June 20, 2017 11:02 AM | Posted by Nicole Reid | Permalink
A United States appeal court has recently found in favour of Google, Inc in a case that sought to argue that the word GOOGLE should lose trade mark protection because it has become generic. read more
June 9, 2017 10:55 AM | Posted by Nadia Braad and Lana Ristic | Permalink
The recent Full Federal Court decision of Pham Global Pty Ltd v Insight Clinical Imaging Pty Ltd highlights the danger of filing a trade mark application in the wrong name. read more
June 5, 2017 3:35 PM | Posted by Helen Lauder, Veronica Scott | Permalink
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) last week released four resources on the mandatory data breach notification scheme (DBN scheme)  for consultation. read more
May 21, 2017 5:16 PM | Posted by Veronica Scott, Cathy Lyndon | Permalink
Privacy iconMany of our clients introduce new technologies into their workforce with the aim of improving safety – recently we have seen employers, ranging from emergency services and health providers to construction firms, introducing body cameras, and there are plenty of smart phone apps which assist with WHS compliance. read more
May 15, 2017 1:40 PM | Posted by Leah Mooney & Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
Over the weekend an unprecedented ransomware attack spread malicious software known as 'WannaCry' around the world. Britain's National Health Service was one of the more high-profile victims, with the service forced to cancel surgery, close emergency rooms and divert ambulances as a result of the attack. And while a British-based, self-confessed 'accidental hero' managed to halt the spread of the WannaCry virus, and Australia appears to have escaped the worst of the fallout, the consequences for business, government and individuals are far from complete, with the Australian Prime Minister's cyber security expert warning 'this is not game over'. read more
May 9, 2017 8:56 AM | Posted by Nadia Braad & Lana Ristic | Permalink
A new Full Federal Court decision appears to have upended the treatment of metatags in the trade mark infringement context. read more
April 12, 2017 4:40 PM | Posted by Rachel Cox & Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
Businesses frequently choose to engage third party providers to build technology to support business activities. The process of developing and commercialising an idea requires a significant investment of both time and capital. Whether you are commissioning an app or having a developer create a website, it is important to ensure that you enter into a robust agreement with the developer that protects your IP and confidential information and maximises your return on investment. read more
March 17, 2017 5:00 PM | Posted by Paul Kallenbach | Permalink

We are delighted to announce the publication of our second annual cyber security survey report, Perspectives on Cyber Risk 2017.

The 12 months since the publication of our last report has seen some of the most devastating cyber incidents yet.  No organisation type or industry has been spared. From finance, retail, hospitality and healthcare, to mining and resources, utilities, professional services and education – it's clear that everyone is fair game in cyberspace.

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