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  • 15-May-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Trade mark intra-group licensing - control your trade marks

    An entity that owns a trade mark but does not use it (for example, when the registered owner licenses the trade mark to a related entity) must control the use of that trade mark. Otherwise, a competitor may successfully apply to have the trade mark’s registration cancelled. Who’s at risk and wha..
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  • 25-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Published Australian Patent Office decisions – February 2019 Review

    The following review of published Australian Patent Office decisions in February 2019 may be useful for IP practitioners, patent attorneys, or those who manage patent and patent application assets. It provides guidance about: 1. the importance of properly preparing objections to a patent a..
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  • 13-Mar-2019 / Posted by Will Kenny

    Everything managers need to know about voting

    When a general meeting is coming up, resident managers often ask Mahoneys how to best approach owners for their support and for general advice regarding voting procedures – particularly if the manager has proposed motions to vary their management agreement. Given that these motions involve ..
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  • 07-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Published Australian Patent Office decisions – January 2019 Review

    1. The following review of published Australian Patent Office decisions in January 2019 may be useful for IP practitioners, patent attorneys, or those who manage patent and patent application assets. It provides guidance about: (a) what constitutes a ‘pharmaceutical substance per se’ for g..
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  • 07-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Anti-competition laws will soon apply to IP arrangements

    Until recently, intellectual property licences, assignments or arrangements (including patents, trade marks or copyright) were exempt from the Restrictive Trade Prohibitions outlined in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). This part of the Act prohibits behaviours that r..
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  • 01-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Be careful: your Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) registrations may lapse soon

    If you registered security interests on the PPSR when it launched seven years ago, you would be wise to check your records for the expiry date… The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) came into existence on 30 January 2012.Registering security interests on the PPSR signif..
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  • 26-Feb-2019 / Posted by John Mahoney

    Why a lot owner deed is so important

    A recent decision of the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management (OCBCCM) has highlighted the importance of complying with the ‘lot owner deed provisions’ of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act (Act). In simple terms, section 116 of the Act requires..
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  • 26-Feb-2019 / Posted by Mitchell Downes

    Mahoneys secures costs for resident manager in landmark QCAT victory

    Recently, Mahoneys acted for a resident manager in a termination dispute with the Body Corporate. The trial lasted 10 days. Our client, the resident manager, was successful in defeating the body corporate’s attempts to terminate the management rights agreement. In a landmark decision, the ..
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  • 22-Feb-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Published Australian Patent Office decisions - December 2018 Review

    The following review of published Australian Patent Office decisions in December 2018 may be useful for IP practitioners, patent attorneys, or those who manage patent and patent application assets. It provides guidance about: 1. What the Commissioner considers to be an un-patentable bus..
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  • 11-Feb-2019 / Posted by John Mahoney

    The compliance challenge

    In this modern world of extreme regulatory control it should perhaps come as no surprise to most readers that there are many aspects of operating a management rights business which in order to achieve regulatory compliance require a multitude of certificates, reports and records. Whilst litt..
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