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World Photography Day, 19 August 2020 – Part I
World Photography Day, 19 August 2020 – Part I

August 19, 2020

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Today we celebrate World Photography Day, to pay tribute to the art form of photography and to inspire photographers both amateur and professional across the planet to continue to share their world with the world. In […]

National Tattoo Day,  17 July 2020 – Part II
National Tattoo Day, 17 July 2020 – Part II

July 17, 2020

Who owns your tattoo? It may not be you… Part II Infringement issues, US and UK cases of ink in the mainstream, and tips and resources for further information. Today we celebrate National Tattoo Day which recognises the history, culture, […]

National Tattoo Day, 17 July 2020 – Part I
National Tattoo Day, 17 July 2020 – Part I

July 16, 2020

Who owns your tattoo? It may not be you… Have you ever wondered whether tattoos as artistic works may be protected by copyright law in Australia?  If there is copyright in tattoos is it necessarily owned by the wearer of […]

World Gin Day, 13 June 2020
World Gin Day, 13 June 2020

June 11, 2020

As you enjoy a tipple of your favourite gin on World Gin Day (13 June), did you know that a bevy of intellectual property rights have helped bring your favourite drink to you?  Many gins pride themselves on the provenance […]

World Bicycle Day, 3 June 2020
World Bicycle Day, 3 June 2020

June 2, 2020

As we celebrate World Bicycle Day tomorrow, Louise Brunero of Solubility shares some IP aspects of this most durable invention. Undoubtedly the bicycle is one of the greatest inventions related to social mobility, providing people of varying financial capacity with […]

Neither Warm feelings, nor Love, in the air
Neither Warm feelings, nor Love, in the air

May 8, 2020

Background ‘Love is in the Air’ (Love) was composed in 1977 by iconic duo Harry Vanda and George Young, made famous in 1978 by John Paul Young, and attained heightened fame in 1992 when it featured in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly […]

Spicing up IP
Spicing up IP

April 21, 2020

For most Australians “VB” conjures up images of an Aussie backyard BBQ, cricket and quenching a “hard earned thirst” with “a big cold beer, and the best cold beer is Vic. Victoria Bitter”. However, the initials “VB” are also shared […]