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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

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Maddocks appoints restructuring and insolvency partner in Sydney January 14, 2019

Monday 14 January  Maddocks has appointed its second new partner in a month with the appointment of Danielle Funston. Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and … Continued

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Made in Australia: Tightened restrictions on the use of country of origin labels January 14, 2019

The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … 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use of copyright material by libraries and educational institutions, which are said to be facing difficulties due to ‘outdated, prescriptive and overly complex legislation’. The particular complexity of this area of copyright law is demonstrated by the wealth and length of the free resources available from the Department of Education.

Comments are sought on the current exposure draft of 22 December 2015 which, among other things, attempts to streamline the educational statutory licence provisions as well as introducing ‘safe harbour’ protection in the area of online copyright infringement.

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use of copyright material by libraries and educational institutions, which are said to be facing difficulties due to ‘outdated, prescriptive and overly complex legislation’. The particular complexity of this area of copyright law is demonstrated by the wealth and length of the free resources available from the Department of Education.

Comments are sought on the current exposure draft of 22 December 2015 which, among other things, attempts to streamline the educational statutory licence provisions as well as introducing ‘safe harbour’ protection in the area of online copyright infringement.