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News and Publications2018-07-10T08:29:29+00:00

Telco’s go head to head in advertising tussle: Telstra Corporation Ltd v Singtel Optus Ltd [2018] VSC 247

Pointon Partners are regularly asked to advise clients as to their prospects of obtaining an urgent interlocutory injunction. Common examples include: preventing a competitor from publishing misleading advertising material; preventing former employees or contractors from disclosing sensitive confidential information to [...]

July 4th, 2018|Litigation|

Colour Trade Marks

A trade mark is considered to be a way for consumers to identify a particular good or service, typically known as a “brand”.  Whilst most consumers are likely to readily identify a trade mark which is in the form of a [...]

June 15th, 2018|Intellectual Property|

Musings on 2018 Federal Budget

Image rights for sports people and actors It is said that the Government will “improve integrity” in the tax system by ensuring from 1 July 2019, high profile individuals are no longer able to take advantage of lower tax rates [...]

June 4th, 2018|Taxation|

Victoria’s real estate industry thrown into chaos after Court denies estate agent’s right to receive commission – Floodgates open for claims by vendors/developers seeking to recover commission paid

A recent decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in Advisory Services Pty Ltd (trading as Ray White St. Albans) v Augustin & Anor [2018] VSCA 95 (Advisory Services) is sure to strike fear in the heart of estate agents, [...]

May 31st, 2018|Property|