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Businesses rush to register COVID-19 trade marks, and not all are doomed to fail
Expert Insights 2020-05-13 2:41 pm By Editor

From a hand sanitiser called Covidfighter to delivery services branded The Quarantine Concierge, the coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous trade mark applications to IP […]

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Closing the door on closing the class
Expert Insights 2020-04-24 3:57 pm By

Introduction In a significant decision, the New South Wales Court of Appeal has held that the Supreme Court does not have power under section 183 […]

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IP Australia’s trade mark and patent prosecution during the COVID-19 outbreak
Expert Insights 2020-04-17 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic IP offices around the world, like IP Australia, are accommodating the current reality. As with courts and other […]

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Litigation funding: A source of finance when liquidity is tight (and cash is king)
Expert Insights 2020-04-09 9:53 pm By

COVID-19 & unchartered waters Many companies are entering unchartered waters with COVID-19 as the virus has a catastrophic effect on global economies and thus many […]

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COVID-19: Facing the risk of class actions
Expert Insights 2020-04-08 11:48 am By

It has not taken long. Media reports of lawyers investigating potential class actions in connection with the Ruby Princess debacle will not be the last […]

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Competition and consumer law amid the pandemic: Your guide to avoiding viral confusion
Expert Insights 2020-03-30 10:40 pm By Editor

Depending on your industry, you may have already been impacted by the effects of COVID-19, for example, by a spike in the number of customers […]

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Why the case against contingency fees does not stack up
Expert Insights 2020-03-16 2:20 pm By Editor

Legal professional associations across the country have recently been speaking out against the impending introduction in Victoria of percentage-based or “contingency” fees charged by plaintiff […]

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Top ten class action predictions for 2020
Expert Insights 2020-03-13 12:19 pm By

The Australian class actions landscape is likely to see significant change in 2020, driven by the High Court’s recent ruling that courts do not have […]

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High Court ruling against common fund orders supports the right to free choice for group members
Expert Insights 2019-12-09 10:54 pm By

As has been widely reported, the High Court of Australia has handed down its judgment (1) on common fund orders in the most significant ruling […]

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Class action litigation funders hit a hurdle as the High Court strikes down common fund orders
Expert Insights 2019-12-04 10:52 pm By

The litigation funders underwriting Australia’s booming class actions industry have hit a setback, with the High Court deciding Wednesday that the common fund orders they […]

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