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    VIC: The good, the bad and the Strategy - IP in changing times

    ACC Australia, in conjuction with Australia’s specialist intellectual property firm (IP), Davies Collison Cave, are running a series of IP workshops for experienced in-house counsel. During the workshops attendees will be provided with a crash course on the legal framework, risk mitigation strategies and lessons from recent cases relating to trade marks, copyright, privacy and IP licensing and litigation. The seminars will be presented by DCC’s leading principals and directors, who are all renowned experts in their specific area of IP. The workshops will cover the following areas:

    TRADE MARKS (60 mins)

    • How are companies using trade marks to gain competitive advantage? In particular what novel types of trade marks are being filed and registered.
    • Best practice on brand selection and protection – lessons from the recent Flexopack and Qantas cases.
    • Key considerations for securing your trade mark overseas, particularly in Asia – lessons from the Michael Jordan Chinese name saga and other branding misadventures in China.
    • The fallout from the Scandinavian Tobacco case and tips to avoid others from repackaging your products
    • When can you take action against unauthorised foreign sales in Australia – a review of Playgo vs Playgro
    • Use it or lose it – lessons from the OZEMITE and WILD GEESE non use cases
    • The latest developments for online trade mark issues – where and how can you use your mark and what will infringe? How do the Accor Australia and Veda Advantages cases impact use online?
    • A quick summary of law and policy changes which may come into play in 2017. In particular a review of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill and the Productivity Commission Final recommendations.



    • It’s back: mandatory data breach reporting requirements back on the table
    • But wait, there could be more: productivity commission considering obligation on companies to make big data available to the public
    • They said they wouldn’t do it: proposed expanded uses of mandatorily retained data

    IP licensing

    • If you don’t look at everything, you should at least look at these: recent decisions impacting provisions in IP licence agreements

    IP litigation

    • Hot off the press: recent developments in IP litigation, including cases relating to what constitutes trade mark infringement, the scope of design registrations and the new Federal Court IP practice note

    COPYRIGHT (30mins)

    • Blocking foreign websites: a look at the recent Roadshow and Foxtel decisions
    • Post-employment obligations and copyright infringement: additional damages awarded against ex-employee in SAI Global v Johnstone
    • What to do if you receive a letter from a copyright collecting society





    Please note: If your company/organisation is deemed to be a competitor of the host organisation for this event, you may be excluded from attending this event. If you believe there may be a conflict or are uncertain, please enquire with ACC Australia.

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Start Time
    7:30 AM

    Finish Time
    10:30 AM

    Melbourne: Davies Collison Cave, L15, 1 Nicholson Street


    CPD Points
    2 pts Substantive Law


    Registration for this Event is for Members only.