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Read the latest from our FAL IP team as we share our views on the most recent IP updates.

The direct .au domain is now available for use
Maddison Reznik

Domain Update: The .au Direct Domain Name is Here

On 24 March 2022, the direct .au domain name will launch and be available for licensing from .au Domain Administrator (auDA) accredited Registrars. The new domain level means website names can be shortened by dropping the .com (or other variants featured in domain names) to become just “website.au”. Where there is no existing domain name

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FAL IP

The Number 1 Patent Tip for Business: Keep it Secret!!

By Rhys Munzel, Patent Attorney & Senior Associate It is very common for businesses introducing a new product to the market to consider intellectual property protection after the product has successfully launched. A business may say, “this is selling well, how do I stop my competitors from copying my product?” Business are then surprised to learn

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FAL IP

There is no AI in Copyright, r-AI-ght?

By Maddison Reznik, Lawyer and Trade Mark Attorney It is a commercial reality that businesses want to improve efficiencies whilst retaining the best quality output. For some businesses, this means investing in artificially intelligent technology (“AI”). However, questions arise as to whether businesses will be giving up some benefits when recruiting AI to do their

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Designs amendments
FAL IP

An Overdue Refreshment of the Australian Designs Act

Designs Amendments (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 passed by Parliament. On 30 August 2021, the Federal Parliament passed the Designs Amendments (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 (Cth) (“the Bill”). This sets out a number of amendments to the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) (“the Act”). Other than various technical changes, the Bill will most

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