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Brexit and UK’s Geographical Indicators – What will it mean for both the Cornish pasty and for Champagne?

The humble Cornish pasty is in the spotlight as a consequence of Brexit negotiations. The reason for this is because a “Cornish pasty” is a geographical indicator (GI). A GI is an …

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Developing new brands and trade marks – how to keep them secret pre-launch?

Internationally famous athlete David Beckham is launching a new Miami-based team for the US National Soccer League in 2020. The name is as yet a secret. But some sharp eyes have spotted …

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High Court Dams Mighty River and Challenge to “Holding” DOCA Dismissed

After hearing arguments presented by parties’ counsel for a full day, the High Court sitting in Perth on 19 June 2018 adjourned for about 5 minutes and in a majority decision (with …

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Bennett + Co Successful in Oppression Action Brought by Members Against Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

On 31 July 2019 the Australian Registrar of Trade Marks published the decision of JB Hi-Fi Limited [2019] ATMO 115. It is a decision on revocation – a rare matter for determination by a delegate of the Registrar, no doubt because the omission giving rise to the hearing was so obvious.

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Drone Industry Legal Update: Collaboration Is Key to Future of Commercial Drone Operations and Airspace Access

The RPAS in Australian Skies conference in March 2018 – hosted by the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems – offered a glimpse of the current and future thinking by regulators and industry …

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Bennett + Co Achieves WA Record Defamation Payout  

On 20 December 2017 Bennett + Co successfully concluded the longest running defamation action in the State of Western Australia, recording the second highest damages award for defamation in Australian legal history …

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Blue Shirt Wednesday for Mental Health Week

As part of the firm’s participation in Mental Health Week in October 2017, we wore blue shirts for Blue Shirt Wednesday.

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