November 2015

November 25, 2015 4:46 PM | Posted by Paul Kallenbach & James Patto | Permalink
For perhaps the first time since the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 (Website Blocking Act) became law, there has been the publication of a demand for an internet service provider (ISP) to block access to an overseas website. More particularly, residential builder Simonds Homes has demanded that a small (as yet unnamed) ISP block access to a website hosted in India. read more
November 20, 2015 4:36 PM | Posted by Chen, Jialing | Permalink
The Federal Court has allowed registration of the "MALTITOS" trade mark following opposition by the trade mark proprietor of "MALTESERS". read more
November 11, 2015 3:12 PM | Posted by Jonathan Kelp | Permalink
The Full Federal Court has confirmed that Telstra's "YELLOW" word mark is not able to be registered as a trade mark. Subject to any potential appeal to the High Court, the Full Court's decision brings to an end a 12 year battle by Telstra and Sensis to protect the word as a trade mark, which it applied to register in July 2003.
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November 2, 2015 10:37 AM | Posted by Tarryn Wood | Permalink
The South Australian Supreme Court has found that Google published defamatory statements that appeared in autocomplete and related search terms on its search engine, after it received notice of the defamatory material and failed it remove it. read more