Intellectual Property
ClarkeKann Lawyers Sydney sharpens commercial focus

ClarkeKann Lawyers Sydney sharpens commercial focus

ClarkeKann’s commitment to delivering solution-based outcomes for our clients remains at the centre of our offering. Providing qualified, trustworthy, bespoke legal advice with a particular focus across our core areas of expertise; Agribusiness, Intellectual Property...

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Bang for your buck: trade marks and domain names

Bang for your buck: trade marks and domain names

By Ruby Mackenzie-Harris and Brad Vinning Have you thought about whether you need to register your business’ domain name as a trade mark? Depending on your circumstances, this may or may not be a necessary step to protect your intellectual property (“IP”). Getting...

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Who gets a slice of the IP pie? Pitfalls of owning IP jointly

Who gets a slice of the IP pie? Pitfalls of owning IP jointly

In an increasingly interconnected world where “collaboration” is a buzzword, jointly created intellectual property (IP) will become more commonplace. It may sound like a good idea at the time to say everyone involved in the collaborative process gets a piece of the...

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Pass the Parcel – Battle of the Standard-Form Contract

Pass the Parcel – Battle of the Standard-Form Contract

By Peter Karcher and Julian Pipolo In an ideal world, all contracts take the form of a single document signed by all parties concerned with little fuss. If a dispute ever arises, the parties could simply revert back to that initial document and figure out what they...

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Checklist of Legal / Risk Issues for Publishers

Checklist of Legal / Risk Issues for Publishers

Media & Technology lawyer, Peter Karcher, takes a look at some key risk areas for Publishers. MASTHEAD PROTECTION Register your mastheads as trade marks. Domain names, Business and company name registrations don’t give you protection for the name as against other...

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Tried, Tested & Won!

Tried, Tested & Won!

 As published in CK Momentum Issue 8 (Click here to download) CLARKEKANN’S RECENT SUCCESS FOR PACIFIC MAGAZINES IN TRADE MARK DISPUTE Media giants, Pacific Magazines (New Idea and That's Life!) and Bauer Media (Woman's Day and Australian Women's Weekly) recently came...

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Legal Risks of Social Media

Legal Risks of Social Media

As published in CK Momentum Issue 3  (Click here to download) In an article profiling a social media consulting business, The Australian recently commented that in 2008, when the business was founded, the number of times the term “social media risk” was searched on...

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