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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
Rank this Week: 101

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: 183

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Some basic lessons of mediation: learnt over 29 years!

    Some basic lessons of mediation: learnt over 29 years!
    It is hard to believe, but it is now almost 30 years since I attended my first mediation in family law.Back then we didn't call them mediations. We called them legal aid conferences. Legal Aid Queensland worked out that it was broke and…
  • Mar 17

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce
    The Bryce task force set out the impacts of domestic and family violence:At the extreme end of domestic and family violence is homicide. The National Homicide Monitoring Program reported that, between 2010-11 and 2011-12, 39%, or…
  • Mar 16

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report
    The Bryce report provides an excellent discussion of what is domestic violence and family violence:Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, occurs in a variety of forms including physical, emotional, and economic violence…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • Jul 6

    Meeting Grace Grace

    Meeting Grace Grace
    Last week I had the privilege, alongside my fiance Mitch of catching up with Grace Grace MP. Grace is the Qld State Member for Brisbane Central (ALP). Grace reminded me that she and I first started working together professionally way back in…
  • Jul 6

    South Australian LGBT law inquiry

    South Australian LGBT law inquiry
    Marriage equality is not the be all and end all, unfortunately, for the need to remove discrimination in the law so that there is no longer, in the words of Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson "state sanctioned discrimination"…
  • Jun 27

    "The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times": Justice Kennedy, US Supreme Court

    "The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times": Justice Kennedy, US Supreme Court
    Unless you have been living under a rock, and have not seen how the internet has gone colour crazy in the last 24 hours, the US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that gay marriage is legal throughout the US and that the right to marry, including…
Rank this Week: 969

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…
Rank this Week: 1118

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jul 26

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim
    Australian Federal Court Justice John Nicholas has issued a decision in which he declares himself ‘satisfied’ that claims directed to the awarding of prizes by casino gaming machines satisfy the ‘manner of manufacture’…
  • Jul 11

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?
    On 9 November 2014, Berkeley Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Doudna and her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, currently at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Germany, attended an awards ceremony at NASA’s Ames Research…
  • Jul 5

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK
    Last week I wrote about the ways in which medical treatments – including pharmaceutical compounds and therapeutic methods – are protected using a variety of different forms of patent claim.  One of these is the so-called…
Rank this Week: 1181

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

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

http://ipwars.com
  • Jun 21

    Are innovation patents going?

    Are innovation patents going?
    ACIP now recommends abolition of the innovation patent system
  • Jun 10

    Of flat nosed syringes or if at first you don’t succeed

    Of flat nosed syringes or if at first you don’t succeed
    Having had the interlocutory injunction he granted overturned on appeal, Rares J has now determined at the substantive trial that both of Glaxo’s syringe variants infringed Reckitt Benkiser’s “flat-nosed syringe”…
  • Jun 8

    Interlocutory Injunction to transfer domain name

    Interlocutory Injunction to transfer domain name
    Nicholas J has granted Thomas International an interlocutory injunction ordering Humantech to transfer the domain names, thomasinternational.com.au and thomas.co.za, to Thomas International. Thomas International had to give the usual…
Rank this Week: 1193

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

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

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

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar & 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: 2060

Legal Leaders Blog

Legal Leaders Blog

Covers law firm leadership and management. By Sean Larkan.

http://www.legalleadersblog.com
  • 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…
  • May 22

    Matching, combining or switching leadership style

    Matching, combining or switching leadership style
    A senior leader of a corporate client recently expressed frustration  at one of her senior manager’s continued dogmatic, almost autocratic style of leadership, which was beginning to irk a number of people in and around…
  • Sep 12

    Killing clients with complexity – be sure to recognise and address it

    Killing clients with complexity – be sure to recognise and address it
    In talking about client relations lawyers like to talk about the importance of using simple English, killing clients with kindness and generally keeping things simple for clients. It seems years of training and our natural lawyerly DNA…
Rank this Week: 2250

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…
Rank this Week: 2268

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 & Investor – 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…
Rank this Week: 2954

The Perth Asian Lawyer

The Perth Asian Lawyer

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

http://tanandtanlawyers.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 19

    Homeless lawyer

    Homeless lawyer
    Dear readersThis is the 6th year that I am sleeping as a homeless lawyer to raise funds for the homeless in WA.This year I dragged in my son's badminton coach and her husband Matt. I have Andy Yuan and Leona Gu too.They have all done well…
  • Jun 18

    - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

    - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 17

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle
    After the decision in Garcia v Google (discussed on this very blog here) last year the question of whether an actor (or actress) has a copyright interest in their respective performance, no matter how short, has been debated hotly. The…
  • Jul 7

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability
    In a time when the internet is nearly always with us, be it in a smartphone, a laptop or other smart devices, you often taken things for granted such as free WiFi. For many travelers it has saved their behinds from being lost, out of money,…
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
Rank this Week: 4781

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 10

    Narratives and discourse communitie

    Narratives and discourse communitie
    Last week by kind permission of Joshua Neoh I gave a session on Scots law and culture in his Law and Humanities course at ANU  – taking the shape of the rest of the course, it consisted of a one-hour lecture, followed by around 90…
  • Jun 21

    CLE conference wrap-up

    CLE conference wrap-up
    During the final session just blogged by Pamela, Pat Leighton mentioned this was a thought-provoking conference, and she’s right.  There was theory, but there was also a care for  intelligent practice, and this contributed to…
Rank this Week: 4991

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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