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17 February 2021

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The Pickle between the Big Mac and the Big Jack

by Mia Vine
The world-renowned fast-food restaurant McDonald's' first franchise was opened on April 15th, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Since then, the global foodservice retailer has franchised and operated a total of 38,695 restaurants. In Australia, there is currently a public feud between Mc...

11 February 2021

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Uber Trade Mark Removal Application Fails

by Sam Rees
Have you heard of a ride share company called Uber? You know, the global disruptor of the taxi industry which we all order from our phones after one too many margaritas!

Well, what happens when the Global giant that is UBER discover another business owns a similar prior registered Trademark ...

28 January 2021

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Memory Lane Opening

Great clients doing great things! Congratulations to Shammi Prasad on the opening of his new bar in Broadbeach - Memory Lane.  ...

10 December 2020

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ACCC Undertakings Allow Back In Motion Franchisees To Be Back In Motion

by Eric Yarascavitch
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission 'ACCC' has yet again 'promoted competition, fair trading and regulating national infrastructure for the benefits of all Australians' as per their mandate.  In this particular instance, the ACCC are enforcing the Franchisi...

4 December 2020

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Use it or Lose it Ferrari

by Eric Yarascavitch
Ferrari is no stranger to rivalries with other sports car manufacturers.  In fact, Automobili Lamborghini was founded in May 1963 after Enzo Ferrari snubbed Ferruccio Lamborghini's mechanical recommendations on their road cars.  Mind you, at that time Lamborghini was in the tracto...