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An emerging market: Africa’s AfCFTA Agreement and opportunities for Australian IP Rights

What is the AfCFTA? In March 2018, the African Union established the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA Agreement)…

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Call me maybe: Trade Mark protection for phone numbers in Australia

In the arena of contemporary business where branding can define market leadership, the strategic deployment of phone numbers is a…

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Addressing intellectual property rights in construction projects

Intellectual property (IP) plays a large role in helping construction businesses and suppliers to maintain their competitive edge. In the…

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Payment Claims: Substance and Character

Executive Summary The judgment of Stevenson J in the New South Wales Supreme Court highlights the substance and form requirements…

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Can a letter of demand constitute a payment claim?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Total Construction Pty Ltd v Kennedy Civil Contracting Pty Ltd (subject to a Deed of Company Arrangement) [2023]…

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Infrastructure Victoria’s Key Principles and Recommendations to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The Victorian Government has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as legislated in the Climate Change…

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