Newspaper & Journal Articles

A Change of Mark Specification

Asia IP Magazine Christina Cavallaro and Gregory Ross provide their comments on whether amendments to registered trade marks should be permitted to keep up with evolving technology.

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Peter Aked Promoted to Equity Partner

It is with great pleasure, Eakin McCaffery Cox announces the promotion of Peter Aked to the role of Equity Partner, effective 1 April 2016. Peter joined the firm, in the role of Associate, in June 2008. Peter was promoted to Salaried Partner in March 2012. Peter practises in the Corporate – Commercial Group and has

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Copyright Problems Emerge

Asia IP Magazine Gregory Ross and Christina Cavallaro share their opinion on hot new copyright issues that have emerged in the last 12 months. The article can be accessed here.

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Drop the Beat

Asia IP Magazine Gregory Ross and Christina Cavallaro share their opinion on copyright issues in the music industry.

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Relief against forfeiture. Once is enough

In a recent case in the Supreme Court of NSW Justice Young granted relief against forfeiture in favour of a tenant who operated a nightclub in Kings Cross(Elevation (NSW) Pty Ltd v Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) – [2014] NSWSC 331). It wasn’t the first time there were difficulties between the landlord and

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Coveting thy neighbour’s land. Access options

Question: Can I have access to, or through, my neighbour’s land? The short answer is: Yes, if your neighbour agrees. Otherwise, the answer is longer, with legal options available in some circumstances. In NSW, there is legislation that enables Court ordered access to be granted, both temporary and permanent in certain situations. But, the Courts

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3D Revolution

Asia IP Magazine Comments from Gregory Ross and Christina Cavallaro on the ups and downs of 3D printing and its effect on copyright, patents and trade marks appear in the May/June 2015 edition of Asia IP magazine.

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Pre-DA Meetings, Yes, No, Maybe?

Pre-DA meetings – Yes, No, Maybe? Outcomes of a pre-DA meeting can be mixed so: time it right; be prepared; and, think before you pre-DA. what is a pre-DA meeting? A pre-DA meeting is a meeting with experienced officers from Council who may end up assessing your development application (“DA”). The officers usually give some

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The Amazing Enforce-Men

Asia IP Magazine Christina Cavallaro, Greg Ross and John Cox share their perspectives on intellectual property enforcement on an international level with Asia IP magazine (page 9).

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Development Consent Conditions, the good, the bad & the… rest.

Great news! – Your development has been approved! Let’s read through these conditions, I’m sure they will be fine… Unfortunately for some, the joy of an approval can be fleeting. Conditions on a development consent (“a Consent”) can sometimes become another hurdle to overcome just when an applicant thought they were getting to the end

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Engaging Recent Property, Environmental & Planning Law Cases

Thanks for the frogs! – Council’s liability in nuisance to a downstream developer for inadequate action on upstream development & deliberately directing stormwater onto private land Gales Holdings Pty Ltd v Tweed Shire Council [2013] NSWCA 382 Gales Holdings owned a large site of undeveloped land in Kingscliff (“the Site”); the Council did not adequately

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Managing Procurement in Government Agencies

Gregory Ross Partner Government Law Seminar 19 March 2014 Deciding when to outsource When to outsource and what to outsource is, of course, an internal decision. It is partly a risk management decision. It is partly a resourcing decision. There may well be policy reasons why some types of goods and/or services are not outsourced.

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My development consent is about to expire! What can I do?

“A development consent is a valuable asset. It is a statutory permission that authorises the carrying out of development on land, mostly for economic gain… It adds value to the land. Hence the prospect of a consent lapsing is apt to engender dismay in the holder of the consent.” CJ Preston in para 1 Kinder

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