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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/
  • Apr 29

    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 2015 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…
  • 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
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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
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
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Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Australians loved using Ashley Madison

    Australians loved using Ashley Madison
    Recent figures from Reuters, folllowing the Ashley Madison data dump, show an extraordinary number of Australians used the website, presumably to have affairs. The numbers are simply astounding, and Aussies took to Ashley Madison with gusto-…
  • Aug 16

    Divorce filing fees stay down- for now at least

    Divorce filing fees stay down- for now at least
    "Those magnificent men in their flying machines, they go up tiddly up up, they go down tiddly down down.": Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying MachinesA great quote to describe the  way that family law filing fees have been going.…
  • Aug 2

    Defending a Hague Convention case

    Defending a Hague Convention case
    Of all the cases that are the hardest to defend, and therefore the one to make sure is handled the most carefully, is a Hague case. They are not to be trifled with.Hague cases are technically demanding, and it is essential to get the detail…
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BAZPAT

BAZPAT

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

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

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
  • Aug 16

    Britax v Infa-Secure

    Britax v Infa-Secure
    Case: Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd (No 4) [2015] FCA 651 (30 June 2015)  Date: 30 June 2015Middleton J.Notes:Claim ConstructionExpert witnessesExternal fair basis (note that the new Act makes this less relevant…
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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 15

    What an extraordinary week- and equal marriage seems as an elusive goal as ever

    What an extraordinary week- and equal marriage seems as an elusive goal as ever
    It seems surprising that an issue such as equal marriage rights has sucked up so much oxygen in national politics, but that has come about with the position of the Prime Minister to oppose come what may, any change to the definition of…
  • Aug 2

    Rally for marriage equality and equality for all this Saturday in Brisbane

    Rally for marriage equality and equality for all this Saturday in Brisbane
    This Saturday I will be joining other speakers at the marriage equality rally in Brisbane. It is expected that there will be thousands present. The more the merrier! The rally will address the lottery of the law which determines who is and…
  • Aug 2

    LGBT Family Law Institute regional meeting to occur in Australia

    LGBT Family Law Institute regional meeting to occur in Australia
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Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 29

    Australian High Court to Rule on Obviousne

    Australian High Court to Rule on Obviousne
    At 10.15am this coming Wednesday (2 September 2015) the Australian High Court will hand down its decision in the appeal by AstraZeneca AB against last year’s ruling, by a a special five-judge panel of the Federal Court of Australia,…
  • Aug 23

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent

    Australia’s Productivity Commission to Examine ‘IP Arrangements’, but Hands Will Be Tied on Patent
    The Australian Government has directed its Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public enquiry into the intellectual property system, including its effect ‘on investment, competition, trade, innovation and consumer…
  • Aug 16

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System

    Five Easy Ways to Fix the Innovation Patent System
    As I reported last week, IP Australia has opened a consultation on the belated recommendation by the now-defunct Australian Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) that the government consider abolishing the innovation patent…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 24

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK
    The music industry is a hugely cut-throat business, with the 'little guy' often being dominated by the big companies that control the market and access to the more lucrative avenues within that industry. Due to this drastic imbalance…
  • Aug 10

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright
    The impact of social media on today's social interaction is undeniable, with people turning to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more and more of their entertainment, social and news needs. As this new interaction space has grown, and…
  • Aug 4

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?
    Memories are an important part of life, especially when it comes to travels to far-away lands or places, filled with culture, icons and landmarks that dot human history's timeline. As an avid traveler, this writer has taken his share of…
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ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Aug 19

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal

    Abilify interlocutory injunction continues pending appeal
    Nicholas J stays dissolution of interlocutory injunction pending Otsuka's appeal from invalidity of aripiprazole patent judgment. Commonwealth gets security for undertaking as to damages.
  • Aug 17

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law

    Productivity Commission to review all IP law
    Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia's IP law
  • Aug 13

    Dallas Buyers’ Club: no sale (yet)

    Dallas Buyers’ Club: no sale (yet)
    Perram J has refused to allow Dallas Buyers Club LLC to send out its proposed letters of demand to the account holders identified through its preliminary discovery application.
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Legal Leaders Blog

Legal Leaders Blog

Covers law firm leadership and management. By Sean Larkan.

http://www.legalleadersblog.com
  • Aug 4

    Determine your law firm’s destiny

    Determine your law firm’s destiny
    The way legal services are delivered to clients and how firms are structured to do so, should undergo a significant transformation. This must also be factored into planning for the future.…
  • Aug 1

    Don’t rush to join the ‘anti-Performance Review’ herd!

    Don’t rush to join the ‘anti-Performance Review’ herd!
    It seems a momentum is developing in the corporate world for organisations to move away from performance reviews, certainly the once a year, formal jobs. It is only a matter of time before this trend gets some traction within the…
  • Jun 30

    Partner succession is not a standalone

    Partner succession is not a standalone
    Arguably one of the most important things a partner should and can do for his or her firm before he/she retires is choose and groom a suitable successor. Given the ageing in the profession worldwide in recent decades succession is a subject…
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The Perth Asian Lawyer

The Perth Asian Lawyer

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

http://tanandtanlawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Volunteering at the Shopfront

    Volunteering at the Shopfront
    Dear readersSpent another interesting night volunteering at the Shopfront at Maylands.We nearly could not open shop as there was only me, Brian and Jeannette at the soup kitchen and the safety protocol requires at least 4 persons to open up…
  • Aug 2

    Seminar on Estate planning at South Perth 13 Aug 2015

    Seminar on Estate planning at South Perth 13 Aug 2015
    Estate Planning SeminarPresented by your trusted legal advisorTan and Tan Lawyers would like to invite you to attend a seminar to discuss your estate planning matters. Cost of Seminar: A gold coin…
  • Jul 21

    Volunteering at the Shopfront

    Volunteering at the Shopfront
    Dear readersI have been sleeping out as a homeless lawyer for 6 years. That has been gratifying, being able to know that I have helped the homeless through the CEO Sleepout event. However that is a yearly event and I starting thinking that I…
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paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Aug 4

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
  • Jul 29

    Digital research literacie

    Digital research literacie
    Before I head off back to Scotland, am giving a session to ANU College of Law staff on digital research literacies.  I’ve given it in various forms in various places (twice at IALS), but it’s never the same session. …
  • Jul 28

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?
    In her recent visit to Australian law schools Jane Ching of Nottingham Law School, a co-author of LETR, spent a week as a Visitor at ANU College of Law, and with PEARL staff in particular.  We discussed how Nottingham Law School’s…
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My Access Australia

My Access Australia

Covers Australian immigration law. By Peng Cheng.

http://myaccessaustralia.com/
  • Apr 12

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa

    Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) – Subclass 186 Visa
      The Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer. There are two separate pathways or streams for the 186 visa. You can satisfy the requirements…
  • Jun 23

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa

    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) – Subclass 187 Visa
      The Subclass 187 RSMS visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. The main difference between a 187 RSMS visa and a 186…
  • 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…
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Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
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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…
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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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