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Corporate Law+ | Real World Limits on the Holy Status of Warranties in Business Sales Part 2

In the negotiation of the sale or purchase of a business an almost supernatural level of time and effort can be devoted to conducting due diligence,...

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Corporate Law+ | What Remedies Arise For False Warranties in Business Sales? Part 1

Those who have been involved in negotiating the sale or purchase of a business will be well aware of the careful attention paid to warranties....

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Restraining Employees: How enforceable are cascading restraints under Australian law?

When a company parts ways with their employees, it is typical for the employment contract to contain clauses which restrain the employee from...

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The New AI Act: Banning ‘Bad Influence’ Toys + Other World Firsts

In response to the rising influence and power of artificial intellgence to disrupt lives and industries, in December 2023, the EU Parliament and...

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Watch your Standards! $50 million Penalties for Unfair Small Business Contracts

A year ago, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) was amended to introduce eye-watering financial penalties for standard form contracts that are...

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Adidas’ 70 year Quest to own Stripes + the Importance of Trade Mark Protection

In January this year, trade mark lawyers representing American fashion brand Thom Browne told the Manhattan Southern District Court that Adidas...

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The PwC Cautionary Tale – Reminders for Handling Sensitive Commercial Information

The recent unauthorised disclosure of inside government information by PwC partners shocked and infuriated the federal Government, and has been...

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Privacy Around the World – 2023 Pulse Check

Individual privacy is valued as a right in many countries around the world, and protection of privacy has become a vital concern for regulators. Yet...

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The Rise of the AI Deities: As Thorny Issues Cluster – Part 2

Led by OpenAI poster child, ChatGPT, in a matter of months, hundreds of millions of individuals across the globe have been activated to the...

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SAFE Notes: Are these Once Strange Things Suitable For Your Next Investment?

Once regarded as one of the investment community’s ‘stranger things’, SAFE Notes occupy the twilight zone between the usual binary alternatives...

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The Rise of the AI Deities: As Thorny Issues Cluster – Part 1

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ChatGPT – Challenges to Ownership and Protection of IP in the Era of the AI Deities

As 2022 drew to a close, OpenAI released a public iteration of its web-based, machine-learning chatbot program, ChatGPT, and quickly garnered 100...

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AI Art Selfies: Some IP and Privacy concerns with the latest social trend

A recent ripple spreading rapidly through social media is an AI art app that creates stylised avatars based on selfies. The Lensa AI app was...

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Directors IDs: Just how personal is this 15-digit identifier?

Nearly 2.7 million Australian Directors have submitted their personal information to the Australian Business Registry Service to apply for a Director...

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Is SaaS / cloud-based software subject to export compliance rules in Australia?

Software as a Service (SaaS) technologies have disrupted and transformed the way many businesses deliver software enabled products and services to...

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Time to break out your Data Breach Response Plan: After more large-scale breaches, major changes are destined for Australian law

The September 2022 Optus data breach served as a wake-up call for the Australian government and businesses alike, driving rapid reforms to the...

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Post Optus Data Breach | Is Your Company’s Data Secure? How to Avoid Serious Harm to Your Business

In September 2022, millions of Australian Optus customers had their data hacked, causing widespread concerns of identity fraud. Optus,...

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