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7 May 2020

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Copyright Ownership of Musical Works in Joint Authorship at an International Scale

by Eric Yarascavitch
Musician's invest time, money and emotion into their musical works.  A common trait arises with musicians, which is a lack of knowledge within the legal field and the avoidance of using lawyers to review or use contractual agreements.   On occasion, disputes arise over who ow...

10 February 2020

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ACCC give Geowash a big hose down

by Sam Rees
The ACCC have taken on another Franchisor! This time it was a car wash Franchise System operated by Geowash Pty Ltd. The director Sanam Ali and the franchising manager Charles Cameron, have been hosed out of business by the ACCC, following an investigation. They have been formally disqualified ...

17 January 2020

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Melbourne Street Art

by Molly Flynn
But did you really visit Melbourne if you didn't snap an Instagram worthy photo at the iconic Hozier Lane?

Hozier Lane is just one location in Australia where tourists and locals alike can visit and view incredible street art at no cost. With over 1000 posts containing the hashtag '#hozi...

18 December 2019

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Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang GUESS?

by Chloe Buchanan
In 2009 Gucci took Guess to a New York Federal Court accusing Guess of counterfeiting, unfair competition and trade mark infringement. The trade mark infringement related to the interlocking "G"s that appear on a line of Guess shoes, which Gucci argue confused customers and caused the...

11 December 2019

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USE MY FACE? NO THANK U, NEXT.

by Molly Flynn
Did you know that in Australia there is no recognised right to your name or likeness for commercial purposes? This means that if someone decided to exploit your image or name without your consent, while you may be able to rely on defamation or passing off laws, your rights and remedies at law ...