IP Update – March 2012 Issue 15

IP Update – March 2012 Issue 15

IP Update – March 2012 Issue 15

Foreword

Welcome to the first edition of the IP Update for 2012.

In this edition of the IP Update we discuss a number of important intellectual property cases that have been handed down over the last couple of months. We look at the Optus v NRL case and the timing of the decision as it coincides with the announcement that there will be a review of Australian copyright legislation. The Full Federal Court recently handed down a decision regarding design infringement involving LED Technologies v Roadvision which we will also discuss.

We explore some recent changes to IP practice including the Personal Property Securities Act which came into force on 30 January 2012 and the availability of new gTLD domain names which became available on 12 January 2012.

DCC News looks at some of the awards and rankings achieved this year as well as giving you a brief insight into the highlights of our industry involvement over the last three months.

In this Issue

Case Studies

Practice Updates

Office Information