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In brief

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The Australian Government has introduced its package of legislation on religious discrimination. The controversial package includes the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 and the Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Freedom of

‘Hatching’ the retirement nest egg

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The long-promised retirement income covenants are slated to come into effect on 1 July 2022. The proposed covenants are aimed at improving retirement outcomes, including by moving retirees away from a ‘nest

Tips to consider before embarking on a brand collaboration

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Brand collaborations can create exciting commercial opportunities for businesses. However, they involve a number of risks. These include, for example, the possibility that a collaborator may suffer unexpected

Carefully consider your trade mark rights

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In Halal Certification Authority v Flujo Sanguineo Holdings, the court dismissed Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd’s (HCA) claims of trade mark infringement, misleading or deceptive conduct and passing off against the

Patenting blockchain inventions

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In welcome news for technology innovators, a delegate of the Commissioner of Patents recently determined that certain blockchain inventions constituted patentable subject matter.

Key takeaways

  • Blockchain inventions, as computer implemented inventions, are not inherently