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 attending INTA 2022 in Washington D.C.
Griffith Hack will be attending INTA 2022 in Washington D.C from 30 April – 4 May.
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.
.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.
Griffith Hack recognised in WTR 1000 rankings for 2022
Griffith Hack has been ranked in the Silver category for Trade Mark Prosecution and in Bronze for Enforcement and Litigation in the WTR 1000 rankings.
Griffith Hack maintains top tier status in IP STARS 2021 rankings
Griffith Hack has maintained its status as an industry leader in patent prosecution, receiving tier one status in the IP Stars 2021 rankings. Principals Janelle Borham and Amanda Stark were both recognised individually as Patent Stars.
Australia’s Federal Budget 2021: Key takeaways and opportunities
Investment in tech, research and innovation highlights value of IP protection
Australian domain name rule change for trade mark owners
New rules governing the eligibility of registering .au domain names come into effect soon, affecting domain name holders who rely on an Australian trade mark to hold a .au domain name.
Wine export label directory a win for Australian wine brand owners
A new wine export label directory to help Australian wine producers protect their intellectual property rights is expected to commence in April 2021.
Iron Chef cooks-up trade mark opposition
Griffith Hack trade mark specialists are serving up their thoughts on recent food and beverage trade mark disputes.
Certification Trade Marks: the buzz and battle over ‘Mānuka’ honey
Given the increasing popularity, demand and associated price tag of Mānuka honey, it is unsurprising that New Zealand’s Mānuka honey industry is fiercely protective of the commodity.
Special tweetment: Who owns the IP for social media content?
Social media content creators rarely consider the rights they maintain over uploaded content – we take a look at what they need to know.
Trade mark protection shake up for Myanmar
A new legal framework in Myanmar has been announced for trade mark registration and protection, impacting upon both foreign and domestic trade mark owners.
Simple steps to better IP portfolio management
Continuous portfolio management is a crucial plank of best practice intellectual asset management.
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.