Intellectual Property and Trade Marks (79)

In our August 2016 newsletter we mentioned that Apple had announced plans for its iOS 10 operating system to allow developers to pay to promote their apps. This would occur at the top of relevant search results in the app store.

GossIP is a brief summary of a few recent legal developments in the IP, Technology and Media space:

Welcome to our Newsletter, bringing you the latest in Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Law news.

 

As noted in the 2016 Victorian Supreme Court case of Google Inc v Trkulja [2016] VCSA 333 (at [13]), "Defamation is a difficult area of the law, even for experienced practitioners and for judges having familiarity with the law of defamation. The difficulty is magnified in the context of the interrelationship between defamation law and the internet."

Owning a registered trade mark is a highly valuable marketing tool for any business, and offers many benefits. Having your brand registered gives a business exclusivity over use of that brand, legal protection against any unauthorised use or imitations, and from 2018, a registered trade mark may potentially give a certain group of holders a tax rebate.

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