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Staying safe on the Internet - Trust nobody

Cyber criminals are now so rampant on the Internet trying to rip off victims that it’s becoming safer to adopt a “trust nobody” attitude toward online transactions.

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Game Over for Foreign Companies playing with Australian C

Foreign companies that may think they can weasel out of being liable for contracts with Australian clients can thank our computer gamers for a hard won lesson in life.

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Whistleblowers now get legal protections

Whistleblowers who report misconduct about companies can now access stronger rights and protections under law changes to the Corporations Act.

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Employers warned business trade secrets vulnerable

It sounds like a no-brainer if staff offer to use their own laptops or portable devices for work, but employers should realise it’s actually a very bad idea.

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Stop people hiding behind the privacy act

Executives at some prominent Australian organisations who falsely claim to have university degrees could be using the Privacy Act to protect them from being found out.

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Why your WIPO TradeMark registration in Australia might b

Why your WIPO TradeMark registration in Australia might be invalid. The International Trademark system administered by the WIPO provides an easy process of filing trademark applications in Madrid Protocol countries.

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Can you Trademark a Song or a City? Liverpool FC vs The L

Can you Register a Trademark for a Song or a City? Liverpool FC vs The Locals Liverpool Football Club, one of the oldest and most storied football clubs in the world

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Katy Perry Flame’d: Dark Horse infringes Joyful Noise Cop

A nine-person Los Angeles jury has found that Katy Perry’s 2013 song Dark Horse infringes the copyright in Marcus Gray a.k.a Flame’s 2009 song Joyful Noise.

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Domain Names now Command the Big Bucks

They used to say you could make a fortune from real estate but the big bucks now are in cyber real estate- buying and selling domain names, and the industry is booming.

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Patents and Right of Repair | Re-making patented goods

Patents and the Right of Repair – Ink dries on Re-making patented goods in the Full Court

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A USD$12M Lesson in trademark registration - Wawona-ship

A USD$12M Lesson in trademark registration - Wawona-ship of Majestic Yosemite TradeMarks returned to National Park We all learn through bitter experience.

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AU TradeMarks 101- Make your mark on the market

We recognise that the value of a brand to a business is important. Global brands like McDonald’s, Red Bull and celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Cardi B and Paris Hilton invest significantly in their brands.

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Australian Design Searches just got easier

IP Australia has recently launched a new tool to search Design registrations. The tool is based around the image recognition software already used by IP Australia.

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How Kim K and Cardi B learned that their Gimmicks are not

What do Kim Kardashian, rapper Cardi B and Paris Hilton have in common? – all have come unstuck over moves to try and trade mark common words. B

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Keeping up with the kimonos - Trade Mark lessons the Kim

Australian entrepreneurs trying to trade mark a popular word as their business brand should take heed of the legal stumble by American celebrity Kim Kardashian.

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The LNP learns a valuable lesson in Domain Name protectio

Today the LNP is learning a good lesson on protecting domain names. They let LNP.COM.AU expire and someone grabbed it up and it is now redirected to Bill Shorten's Labor website.

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Slater & Gordon attempts to trade mark the phrase "We win

Slater & Gordon is attempting to trade mark a phrase that is common in the legal industry and the EAGLEGATE news article discussing the attempt is getting a run in Australasian Lawyer.

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Lessons on protecting your trade mark online

Protect your trade mark online - don't let the domain name drop Learn lessons from Bill Clinton himself. Don't fall asleep at the wheel.

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Trade Mark tips from EAGLEGATE

Trade Mark Tips - Controlling Use EAGLEGATE's trade mark tips advert has been published on 4KQ. Listen to the trade mark tips below.

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Unethical Cyber Tips: Forging Documents

We all learn through bitter, bitter experiences. Occasionally we get to learn through the bitter experience of other people - today is such a day.

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Google Fined US$57M Under GDPR Law

Google has been slapped with a fine of US$57M by French authorities -the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules (GDPR) that took effect last year.

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Domino's loses in court because it didn't tag images on i

Dominos has suffered a Court loss in America over its failure to properly tag its images with appropriate names.

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McDonald's loses Big Mac trade mark in the EU

Remember that scene in Pulp Fiction where Vince (John Travolta) tells Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) what they call McDonald's quarter pounders in France?

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Former Lawyer jailed for 6 years over $10M fraud

A former junior solicitor, has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for stealing almost $10 million from a client’s accounts.

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Glencore vs ATO AKA: Information Security/Legal Privilege

Glencore is taking the ATO to the High Court to stop it using stolen information.

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Lawyers Weekly Podcast - Cyber Security for Lawyers

Listen in to EAGLEGATE's very first Podcast on Lawyers Weekly - Nicole talks all things cyber for lawyers and how lawyers can be proactive in cyber security in their own firms.

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The Weaponisation of Intellectual Property to win a trade

Canadian officials are considering granting Canada’s generic pharmaceutical firms the right to copy, sell and potentially export into the US patent protected drugs.

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United Nations Cyber Security Breach

The United Nations is the latest organisation to experience a privacy breach. Again, the privacy breach has occurred through a third party provider and a lack of proper configuration.