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Streem gets licence extension in dispute with Copyright Agency
Intellectual Property July 5, 2018 11:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Media monitoring company Streem has been granted interim relief in its dispute with the Copyright Agency Limited over the terms of an agreement to sublicence news content from leading publishers, including News Corp, Fairfax Media, and Bauer Media. 

Deep Investments case barrels towards Full Court
Securities June 27, 2018 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Respondents involved in a case brought by investment adviser Deep Investments over alleged share trading losses, including a solicitor who was sued for allegedly failing to inform the company of exchanges with ASIC about a potentially deceptive employee, are appealing a decision to allow the case to continue.

Optus wins appeal of trade mark deregistration
Intellectual Property June 26, 2018 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus can hang on to its Optus trade mark for marketing and advertising services, after successfully challenging a ruling that the mark should be deregistered for non-use in those areas.

Rio Tinto wins ok for mining patent on appeal
Intellectual Property June 20, 2018 11:32 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Rio Tinto subsidiary Technological Resources has won its appeal of an IP Australia ruling that rejected its mining patent after a challenge by the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation.

ISPs ordered to block 28 piracy sites, in win for Foxtel
Intellectual Property June 19, 2018 6:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court on Tuesday ordered internet providers Telstra, Optus, Vocus and TPG to block 28 websites accused of facilitating the illegal download and streaming of movies and TV shows.

Google, Unlockd will head to trial in Australia first
Competition & Consumer Protection June 8, 2018 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia will be the battleground for the first trial in an abuse-of-dominance case against Google by digital advertising startup Unlockd, and expert competition judge John Middleton will be eagerly presiding.

Judge adds Google LLC to injunction in Unlockd case
Competition & Consumer Protection June 5, 2018 5:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing a competition case against Google by mobile advertising startup Unlockd has extended a temporary injunction to the search engine giant’s US arm.

Unlockd and loaded: A startup takes on Google
Analysis June 1, 2018 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Unlockd’s case against Google is the first action in Australia to test a revamped law prohibiting misuse of market power, and one of the first private cases in the world to challenge Google’s dominance in court. For both sides, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Unlockd wins bid to stop Google blocking app in Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection May 31, 2018 11:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Mobile advertising startup Unlockd won a temporary injunction from the Federal Court Thursday barring Google from blocking its app in Australia until further hearing, in the first case to test revamped misuse of market power laws.

CFMEU appeals ‘flawed’ $2.5M penalty over strike
Employment May 31, 2018 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A ruling imposing a record $2.5 million fine against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union had “fundamental flaws”, a lawyer for the union told the Full Federal Court Thursday.