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“The Thorn Birds Between Two Roses”: Conflicting Wills

November 9, 2018

Australia’s famous author of “The Thorn Birds”, Colleen McCullough (who died in 2015) provided a great source of entertainment through her writing for...

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ATO Raids

November 7, 2018

Roasting the Phoenix The Phoenix according to Greek and Roman mythology is a bird that lives for centuries and then is consumed by...

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“As Told by Hassold”: A Tale of Many Wills

November 7, 2018

We were instrumental in getting this tale over the line earlier this year and now we take the time to reflect on the...

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Parallel Universes Converge: Trade Mark Act Amendments

November 7, 2018

An act with the lengthy title Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 [Amending Act] was...

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EU Data Bomb: Australian Collateral Damage

July 4, 2018

On 25 May 2018 the European Union [EU or Union] General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] came into effect. The GDPR is a law...

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Buried in the Budget: Directors in the Firing Line

July 4, 2018

In the Harry Potter books the members of the Order of the Phoenix are the good guys struggling against Lord Voldemort and the...

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Making Sense of the Personal Property Securities Register

July 4, 2018

The operation of the Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) can be a confusing enough concept for lawyers, let alone the general public. However,...

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Do you own your Trade Mark?

July 4, 2018

A trade mark may be one of the most valuable assets of a business. It may be a name, a word or words,...

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ACCC Targets Unfair Contract Terms for Agribusiness

June 29, 2018

The ACCC’s crackdown on unfair contract terms may impact you if you’re involved in the wine or agribusiness industries. The newly established ACCC...

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DW Fox Tucker Talent Rises to Receive “Best Lawyers” Awards

April 13, 2018

Once again the “Best Lawyers” awards has recognised DW Fox Tucker’s pool of outstanding legal talent. As the oldest and one of the...

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How to get to a Binding Deal

March 26, 2018

What comes before a contract Whatever type of deal parties may be contemplating, there are usually a substantial number of terms to be...

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New Data Breach Laws – Call for a free ‘no obligation’ discussion

February 27, 2018

As of 22 February 2018 businesses that are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 must now notify the Privacy Commissioner if an eligible data...

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Company Contracts

October 31, 2017

Is the company on the hook? It is now 16 years since the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) came into force on 1 July 2001....

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Copyright Infringement

October 31, 2017

The imitation game: the perils of copying a developer’s code How much pre-existing source code can a software or firmware developer use before...

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When Should “Without Prejudice” Be Used?

June 22, 2017

It’s a common, and often savvy, tool used in negotiations and disputes, however, can marking your correspondence as “without prejudice” actually have the...

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DW Fox Tucker’s Finest Bring Home “Best Lawyer” Awards… Again!

April 18, 2017

Another year, another esteemed “Best Lawyers” awards from the Australian Financial Review, which recognises outstanding talent, achievement and service across the whole spectrum...

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The Case For IP Changes – Productivity Commission Intellectual Property Report

January 20, 2017

The Productivity Commission Enquiry Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements was presented to Parliament on 20 December 2015 following a long period of consultation...

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Trade Mark Lessons From 2016 – Take-aways for 2017

January 13, 2017

As with any year, 2016 gave us a fair amount of activity in the intellectual property space.  The end of 2016 saw the...

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Wild Geese Wines: The Bird has Flown

December 16, 2016

Removal of Trade Marks for Non-Use A recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia is the latest round...

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Confidentiality

December 16, 2016

Why you need it, and how to get it Protecting important confidential information can be a key factor in the success of your...

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Rising Stars Recognised and Promoted

July 2, 2016

Meet some pivotal people who are raising the bar at DW Fox Tucker It’s good to give credit where it’s due… especially when...

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The Panama Papers – Are You Next?

May 26, 2016

Amendments to the Privacy Act for serious breaches The recent spectacular leak of documents from the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca illustrates just...

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Wills for Different Countries

May 26, 2016

International wills vs concurrent wills Do you live in Australia and have assets overseas? What happens to the assets when you die? Making...

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Well Recognised! Seven of Australia’s Best Lawyers

March 2, 2016

Another ‘win’ for our clients When this year’s prestigious Best Lawyers in Australia list was released on Friday 26 February, it once again...

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Copyright in Cyberspace: Read the Fine Print

February 15, 2016

With social media’s ever expanding presence, and the multitude of content publishing sites popping up, it can be quite daunting to think about...

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Unfair Terms in Small Business Contracts

February 15, 2016

Provisions relating to unfair contract terms in contracts for consumers have been in the Australian Consumer Law [ACL] (in Schedule 2 of the...

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Stamp Duty

February 15, 2016

Bracket Creep and the hit on Homes and Primary Producers The 2015 SA Budget The South Australian Budget in June 2015 provided some...

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Great Software, Great Idea – But is it Patentable?

February 15, 2016

With the ever-increasing capacity of computers, and the opportunities for communication and information afforded by the Internet, many things are now possible which...

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Licensee Alert

February 15, 2016

Changes affecting licensed premises Late Night Trading Code of Practice As at 1 February 2016, all licensees should review their procedures as a revised...

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High Court Rules On Gene Patents

October 9, 2015

D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc The High Court of Australia on 7 October 2015 delivered a judgment that many have been awaiting with great...

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