Natalie Murray-Jones

Universal Music succeeds in copyright infringement case against Clive Palmer

During the 2019 Federal election, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party (UAP) campaign featured the song “Aussies Not Gonna Cop It”. The song contained the lyrics “Australia ain’t gonna cop it, no Australia’s not gonna cop it, Aussies not gonna cop it any more”. Universal launched copyright infringement proceedings against Mr Palmer in 2019 on the …

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Proposed changes to the Australian designs law – what you need to know

What is a registered design? A registered design right protects the overall visual appearance of a new and distinctive product such as shape, colour, configuration, pattern and/or ornamentation. However, a registered design does not protect the function of a product – only its visual appearance. The current Designs Act 2003 (Cth) contains a number of …

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MALAYSIA’S ACCESSION TO THE MADRID PROTOCOL

On 27 December 2019, the new Malaysian Trademarks Act 2019 (Act) will be implemented and on the same day, Malaysia will accede to the Madrid Protocol. A number of significant changes have been made under the new Act including: multi-class applications will now be allowed in Malaysia; registration of non-traditional trade marks, including shape trade …

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Accession to the Madrid Protocol: Cambodia – 5 June 2015

On 5 March 2015 the Government of Cambodia deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (“the Madrid Protocol”). The Madrid Protocol will enter into force, with respect to Cambodia, on 5 June 2015. The instrument …

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