Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Newsletter

16 August 2017

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

Recent accolades for our IP, Technology and Media team 

Daniel Kiley (Senior Associate, Adelaide) was recently named by Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Rising Star’ for Intellectual Property and TMT in Australia. Nicholas Pullen was recommended for TMT in Victoria.Our team continues to receive industry recognition for its expertise in Intellectual Property and TMT law.

A number of practitioners were named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best LawyersTM Australia (2018 edition) including John Gray for Outsourcing Law, Luke Dale for Intellectual Property Law, Peter Campbell for Defamation and Media Law and Bill Singleton for Privacy and Data Security Law. The Best LawyersTM Australia list also recognised practitioners from our team as leaders in their respective fields including Luke Dale and Peter Campbell (Adelaide), Bill Singleton and Michael Boughey (Brisbane), Stuart Imrie and Angela Summersby (Canberra), Matthew Craven and Nicholas Pullen (Melbourne), John Gray (Sydney).

Microsoft v US DOJ litigation – cross-border privacy issue

There have been new developments in long-running litigation in the United States which is of interest to privacy professionals and organisations which store and process data in multiple jurisdictions.

The Department of Justice will appeal a January 2017 decision, which meant that the US incorporated Microsoft Corporation was not required to respond to a warrant to produce emails which are stored on a server in the Republic of Ireland.

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Country of Origin food labelling requirements

The Federal Government has recently issued new requirements for labelling food with country of origin information. The Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 will replace existing requirements under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. These new rules will require changes to the appearance and content of country of origin labels applied to most food products sold in Australia, designed to convey more information in a manner that is easier for consumers to understand.

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Monkeys and artificial intelligence what’s the connection?

The infamous “Monkey Selfie” and the increasing use of artificial intelligence and coding, raises the question as to whether non-humans can be authors of original work under copyright legislation.

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GossIP: Data Security and Trade Marks

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

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Recent articles

In case you missed it, we recently published the following article:

Online Trade Mark Infringement and Metatags (June 2017)

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