New unfair contract term laws in Australia introduce large financial penalties
Significant changes to the unfair contract term provisions in the Australian Consumer Law, including potential financial penalties, will soon apply.
Griffith Hack’s Edith Hamilton joins speaker line-up at IPBC Australasia 2022
Griffith Hack will have a strong presence at IPBC Australasia 2022 with special counsel Edith Hamilton joining the event’s line-up of speakers.
Karen Sinclair talks synthetic biology on the From Idea to Intellectual Property podcast
Karen Sinclair joins host Lisa Leong on the From Idea to Intellectual Property podcast series to discuss the emerging trends and key issues in the area of synthetic biology.
Griffith Hack lawyers named in Best Lawyers Australia 2023 guide
Griffith Hack is proud to announce that three members of our Law team have been named in the Best Lawyers Australia guide for 2023.
Griffith Hack attending INTA 2022 in Washington D.C.
Griffith Hack will be attending INTA 2022 in Washington D.C from 30 April – 4 May.
Changes to how influencers can promote therapeutic goods in Australia
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has set out new guidelines that govern how influencers can promote products on social media in return for payment or free products or services from brands.
Federal Budget 2022: What’s in it to accelerate Australia’s innovation agenda?
We discuss the key measures in Australia’s 2022-23 federal budget that could help drive innovation, research commercialisation and business growth.
The mother of all trade mark fights: Energy Beverages knocked out of the coffee arena
A series of trade marks disputes over coffee products provides important learnings for businesses looking to register trade marks for consumer goods and services.
.au domain name extension launches: what you need to know
From 24 March 2022 it will be possible to register domain names with .au as the extension.
A comeback for Australian patent oppositions
With Australia’s innovation patent system set to end later this month, pre-grant opposition proceedings will likely play a significant role in the strategies of challengers.
Guidance on patenting diagnostics in Australia: Ariosa Diagnostics v Sequenom
Federal Court confirms that a non-invasive diagnostic test for prenatal conditions is patentable subject matter in Australia.
The fine line between IP licence agreements and franchise agreements
Freedom Foods Pty Ltd v Blue Diamond Growers offers important lessons and guidance for all drafters of IP licence agreements.
The rise of trade secret protections internationally and what it might mean for Australia
There have been several significant developments internationally in trade secret protections in recent years that have arguably increased the risks of misappropriation of trade secrets.
Australian government rediscovers R&D value amid COVID-19 crisis
With two quarters of consecutive GDP contraction due to coronavirus-related shutdowns, Australia is now poised to face economic challenges not experienced since 1991.
Kellie Stonier named among leading IP Lawyers in Queensland
Kellie Stonier has been recognised as a leading lawyer for the 4th consecutive year by Doyle’s Guide 2020.
Griffith Hack recognised in Doyle’s Guide 2020
Griffith Hack has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide 2020 in both firm and individual categories, with Derek Baigent and Kellie Stonier honoured.
Griffith Hack recognised in World Trademark Review’s 1000 Guide
Griffith Hack has been recognised in World Trademark Review’s 1000 guide for trade mark prosecution and strategy.
Griffith Hack announces the elevation of two team members to principal
Griffith Hack is thrilled to formally announce the elevation of Gavin Adkins and Robyn Heard to principal.
Griffith Hack ranked in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Guide
The recently released Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide for 2020 reconfirms Griffith Hack’s position as Australia’s highest ranked specialist IP firm.
Dior and the protection of Indigenous Knowledge in Australia’s IP system
We discuss some of the issues surrounding interactions between Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property systems.
Sponsorship deals: Risks and rewards
When things go well, sponsorships and endorsements can be mutually beneficial, and the names go hand-in-hand. But it’s not all smooth sailing, as associating your brand with a celebrity, organisation or event can be a risky affair.