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Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
  • Aug 3

    Blogging the election

    Blogging the election
    This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House…
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Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
  • Jun 29

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide
    Start-ups often find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation after an initial taste of success. Corporate giants often seize every opportunity to maximise and secure their competitive advantage and market monopoly or power. The years of…
Rank this Week: 420

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Call for papers: gendered violence research network conference

    Call for papers: gendered violence research network conference
    Conference BackgroundThe Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) – a joint initiative of UNSW Arts and Social Sciences and UNSW Law – will hold its inaugural Asia-Pacific conference on Gendered Violence and …
  • Jul 1

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce
    When you have been helping people going through divorce as long as I have, over 29 years (sorry that figure just made me feel old!), then you start to think about how different people recover from the pain of divorce and separation quicker…
  • Jun 23

    Take care with caveats- Family Court

    Take care with caveats- Family Court
    In Homer's classic tale of the wanderings after Troy, the Odyssey, one of the challenges facing Odysseus was to escape the Sirens. These three singing maidens would sing to seafarers, calling them to their deaths when the seafarers, hearing…
Rank this Week: 418

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    SBS Insight Tuesday night about surrogacy

    SBS Insight Tuesday night about surrogacy
    On Tuesday night I am part of a panel discussion on SBS Insight about surrogacy. The discussion demonstrates the joys and difficulties of undertaking surrogacy. One of the couples featured is a gay couple, Michael and Jared, who have a…
  • Aug 18

    How LGBTIQ people fare in the Family Law Court

    How LGBTIQ people fare in the Family Law Court
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  • Aug 14

    Thai requirement

    Thai requirement
    Thai authorities have prevented Aussie IP's from leaving Bangkok today with their kids. There is a requirement to obtain approval from a Thai Family and Juvenile Court to remove the child first. This is a new requirement. It should be…
Rank this Week: 1128

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Aug 24

    auDRP Overview

    auDRP Overview
    Prof Andrew Christie is launching the auDRP Overview, an analysis of decisions under the auDRP on Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 9:15am.
  • Aug 21

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*
    The Rosuvastatin case is that rare beast - a decision of a 5 member Full Bench of the Federal Court. It canvases many issues and, no doubt, we shall be picking over it for years to come. Susan Gatford, at the Victorian Bar, has kindly…
  • Aug 12

    Additional damages are procedural …

    Additional damages are procedural …
    Perram J has ruled that additional damages can be awarded for conduct occurring before the statutory power was inserted in the Trade Marks Act.
Rank this Week: 1520

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 30

    ‘Software Patents’ – Time to End the Uncertainty!

    ‘Software Patents’ – Time to End the Uncertainty!
    Nobody – other than the most deluded fantasists among the anti-software-patents brigade – actually believes that all computer-implemented inventions are, or should be, unpatentable.  To deny patent protection to an invention…
  • Aug 24

    Australia’s Patent Application Backlog Revealed

    Australia’s Patent Application Backlog Revealed
    Earlier this month, IP Australia released a ‘report on patent backlogs, inventories and pendency’.  The cover page states that it is ‘an independent report commissioned by IP Australia’, and that ‘[f]indings…
  • Aug 23

    Rainbow Loom Patent Claims Rejected … For Now

    Rainbow Loom Patent Claims Rejected … For Now
    I recently noted a potential patent battle brewing in Australia over the popular loom band products originally developed by Malaysian-born and US-based inventor, Cheong Choon Ng, and sold under the RAINBOW LOOM brand.  Specifically, Ng…
Rank this Week: 2081

Legal Leaders Blog

Legal Leaders Blog

Covers law firm leadership and management. By Sean Larkan.

http://www.legalleadersblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Well dang! Those nimble NewLaw firms are at it again!

    Well dang! Those nimble NewLaw firms are at it again!
    I recently posted on nimbler firms chipping away at others’ brands. Well, it seems they have been at it again – baking some more of BigLaw’s cake and eating a few more slices along the way. Following this theme, an Edge…
  • Aug 26

    Gen-Y comes through, again. . . and makes light of darkne

    Gen-Y comes through, again. . . and makes light of darkne
    Remembering back to when I helped run large law firms I recall how impressed we often were with the energy, enthusiasm and good ideas that came out of our young people, especially when it related to helping others. We’d heard all the…
  • Aug 24

    Open Plan offices and Darwin’s natural selection bring unexpected law firm benefit

    Open Plan offices and Darwin’s natural selection bring unexpected law firm benefit
    Open plan offices are not new, even for law firms, and no doubt there are a couple of examples in your region. The jury does still seem to be out though in regard to the pros and cons. While there are those who proudly espouse the virtues of…
Rank this Week: 2396

The Perth Asian Lawyer

The Perth Asian Lawyer

Covers family and business law in Australia. By Raymond Tan.

http://tanandtanlawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Getting ready to leave Singapore

    Getting ready to leave Singapore
    Dear readersIt has been a tough few days watching my mum deal with her failing health.Kenneth and Serene have been great hosts. Having wine with Kenneth at the end of a long day of caring for mum has been a real relief.I leave knowing big…
  • Aug 23

    My mum's failing health

    My mum's failing health
    Dear readersI am sitting at the National University Hospital at Kent Ridge in Singapore. My 86 years old mum is beside me on the hospital bed.She was hospitalized here initially after a fall 1 month ago. The doctors ascertained that she had 2…
  • Aug 5

    New Ads in Bridal magazine

    New Ads in Bridal magazine
    Dear friendsI had a brainwave a few weeks ago. I received an invite to advertise in a bridal magazine. I started thinking about what a bride should be doing before tying the knot.Well, the first thing is to protect what assets they have. Many…
Rank this Week: 2219

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 1888

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar &amp; Martin Launch
    I'm delighted to announce the launch of Eagar & Martin! Please visit my new firm here: www.emip.com.au
  • May 21

    Grace Period - Australia

    Grace Period - Australia
    This is the first in a series of posts concerning grace periods around the world. Australia is a good place to start.But first of all, let's consider what is meant by "grace period". This is not the convention period governed by the Paris…
  • May 13

    Particulars for Patent Opposition

    Particulars for Patent Opposition
    Case: Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Leprino Foods Company [2014] APO 24. In this matter, the delegate of the Commissioner of patents dismissed multiple grounds of opposition. He did so, requiring further and better particulars…
Rank this Week: 4021

My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Mar 9

    Significant Investor & Investor – 188 visa

    Significant Investor &amp; Investor &ndash; 188 visa
      We are looking for applicants who may be eligible for Australia’s investment or business development based Subclass 188 visa. If you fit any of the following profiles, then we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can…
  • Jan 5

    Market Salary – 457 Visa Holders & Applicant

    Market Salary &ndash; 457 Visa Holders &amp; Applicant
      One very common question that we get from 457 visa holders is what should I be paid? I can’t tell you the exact amount that you should be paid. However, I can outline how you can determine the salary amount that you should be…
  • Nov 4

    Victoria (VIC) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visa

    Victoria (VIC) State Sponsorship &ndash; 489 &amp; 190 Visa
      This guide will help you determine whether your work experience and qualifications will allow you to apply for one of the eligible Victorian state government sponsored occupations. VIC state sponsorship – eligibility…
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Oikos

Oikos

Covers environmental and economic issues. By David Jeffery.

http://greenomics.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    The Oikos archive

    The Oikos archive
    Welcome to the archives of the Oikos blog.Oikos is a blog I authored from 2005 to 2009, focussing on environmental economics and environmental policy in Australia.If you'd like to contact me, please email me at ozelaw[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au.…
  • Nov 25

    Some quick thoughts on the Oz emissions trading scheme

    Some quick thoughts on the Oz emissions trading scheme
    We have a good idea now of what the so-called Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is going to look like, after the Government and Opposition hammered out a deal on Tuesday and it was endorsed (barely) by the Liberal Party in a turbulent day…
  • Oct 19

    Ken Henry on tax reform

    Ken Henry on tax reform
    If the tax structure from early last century prevailed today, we would have to raise $40 billion from excise and $230 billion from tariffs to meet today's revenue demand. At that rate the excise on a schooner of beer would be around 7 times…
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