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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises one of the world’s largest duty free companies on Australian market entry January 23, 2019

Law firm Maddocks has advised global duty free company Lotte Duty Free Singapore Pte Ltd, on the aquisition of Australian duty free company JR Duty Free. Under the deal, Lotte Duty Free aquired 100% of … Continued

Latest Article

Bully no more – Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction to hear Council anti-bullying application confirmed January 31, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a Victorian local council is a ‘constitutionally-covered business’ and thus falls within the stop bullying jurisdiction of the Commission. The decision will have implications for larger Victorian councils regarding … Continued

Intellectual Property Blog

  • Procure IT v3.2 on the way

    3 July 2017 As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, on 26 November 2015 it was announced in the NSW government’s Digital+2016 strategy paper that a new version of Procure IT was anticipated for release … Continued

  • Draft guidelines on disruption of access to online services by government agencies

    Under section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, a carrier or carriage service provider (which includes an Internet Service Provider (ISP)) must:  do its best to prevent telecommunications networks or facilities from being used in … Continued

  • Copyright consultation closing shortly

    The Department of Communications and the Arts’ current consultation on ‘updating Australia’s copyright laws’ is closing shortly (12 February 2016). The consultation is considering the so-called ‘legitimate’ use of copyright material by libraries and educational … Continued

  • Dallas, dollars and damages

    We recently published a comprehensive article discussing the Federal Court’s latest Dallas Buyers Club decision. Earlier this year the Court agreed to compel six ISPs to release the names and IP addresses individuals who allegedly … Continued

  • Taking the right approach to ‘Copyleft’

    In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, leveraging open source software (OSS) can reap significant commercial benefits. The potential ramifications of the use of OSS, for both customers and suppliers/developers, are however commonly misunderstood. One of the … Continued