Backlash From Industry As “realestate.com.au” Trade Mark Accepted

Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 11.32 a.m. | IP & Media

Another trade mark battle could be on the horizon, with REA Group’s move to trade mark the URL realestate.com.au being strongly criticised by industry lobby group Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).  The REA Group already holds a number of composite trade marks for the URL combined with its house/arrow logo, and has a history of defending trade marks through litigation.

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New Victorian Laws on Seizure of Unexplained Criminal Wealth: A Reversal of Onus

Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 11.30 a.m. | Crime | Legal Research

The Victorian Government has introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 19 August 2014 the Justice Legislation Amendment (Confiscation and Other Matters) Bill 2014. The proposed legislation establishes an unexplained wealth confiscation scheme in Victoria.

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Maggie Beer Products Acknowledges Labelling Likely To Be Misleading

Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 10.17 a.m. | Trade & Commerce

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Maggie Beer Products Pty Ltd (Maggie Beer Products) in which Maggie Beer Products acknowledges that its conduct was likely to have been misleading, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

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UN Security Council backs Australian Resolution against ISIL

Tuesday 19 August 2014 @ 1.13 p.m. | Legal Research

THE United Nations Security Council has adopted an Australian-led resolution condemning all acts of terrorism committed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as well as the Al-Nusrah Front.

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Pornography At Australia Post Not Grounds for Dismissal: Decision Upheld By Federal Court

Tuesday 19 August 2014 @ 11.25 a.m. | Industrial Law

The Full Federal Court has upheld a decision by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission to reinstate two Australia Post employees who were found to have emailed various kinds of pornography from their work email addresses in Australian Postal Corporation v D'Rozario [2014] FCAFC 89.

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