On 25 August 2018, the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) was amended by including a parallel importation defence for importers of goods. With the new changes, Australian trade mark owners will find it [...]
This article sets out the prohibition on insolvent trading by company directors in section 588G of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), reviews the safe harbour defence, and provides a summary of the [...]
In Sportsbet Pty Ltd v Crownbet Pty Ltd  FCA 1045, Australia’s biggest non-retail bookmaker, Sportsbet Pty Ltd, has been successful in obtaining an interlocutory injunction preventing [...]
The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-Sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (the Bill), if passed, will extend CSF to privately-held companies. This would open up significant [...]
The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Act 2017 No 2 came into force on 1 July 2017 and made a number of important amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994. This article looks at the amendments [...]
This article explains what is an 'ipso facto' clause, how these clauses are problematic for companies that are struggling and what a stay on these clauses will mean for Australian companies.
On 13 October 2017, the Federal Court has declared, by consent, that eight of the contract terms that JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd (JJ Richards) used in their standard form contracts are unfair, [...]