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It has become increasingly common for corporate groups to hold their trade marks and other intellectual property within a dedicated, non-trading entity.

While this may assist with asset protection, it can lead to concerns about whether use of the trade mark by another member of the group is "authorised". The recent Full Federal Court decision of Trident Seafoods Corp v Trident Foods Pty Ltd examined this issue in the context of a trade mark that was used by the parent but owned by a subsidiary.


Tal-Williams

Holman Webb Partner, Tal Williams speaks with Lawyers Weekly in this podcast about GDPR one year on, and what Australian firms can learn from the issues experienced by overseas businesses.


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Domain Names


TM protection

Trade marks are core assets of many businesses, but in our experience they are often overlooked. A few recent cases have highlighted just how important it is to make sure your trade mark arrangements are in place and effective. Registering a trade mark is not the end of the process; there have been many cases of businesses ‘setting and forgetting’ their marks only to have their registrations challenged.


music copyright

Anyone watching television over the Summer will have seen advertisements for the United Australia Party, led by Clive Palmer. In one version, a song is played with the lyrics ‘Australia ain't gonna cop it, no Australia's not gonna cop it, Aussies not gonna cop it any more.

Universal Music owns the copyright in the Twisted Sister song We’re Not Gonna Take It, and they are not too pleased with Mr Palmer’s creation. In fact, they claim that Mr Palmer’s song amounts to an infringement of copyright and have asked the Federal Court to order that it not be played anymore. 


Congratulations to Holman Webb’s Workplace Relations team for their nomination as finalists for Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2018


We are delighted to announce two promotions in our Brisbane office, effective from 1 July 2018:


Holman Webb is delighted to announce 8 internal promotions, effective 1 July 2018.   These promotions span our corporate and commercial, insurance, and workplace relations practices.


On the 25th May 2018 the EU introduced a unified regulation to deal with the protection of data. This regulation is known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


Holman Webb is proud to announce that John Wakefield was awarded Australian Arbitrator of the Year in the Australasian Law Awards 2018.


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