There have been recent High Court decisions on the question of whether a party acquiring and utilising similar or identical google Ad Words to another competitor’s trademark constitutes infringement of the Intellectual Property in the trademark owned by the competitor.  Two recent examples concern Moola v Wallet Wizard and Intercity […] Read More›

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act mean that from 1 July 2019 landlords must ensure their residential rental properties meet the minimum insulation requirements for underfloor and ceiling insulation. Action can be taken against landlords through the Tenancy Tribunal and the District Court and fines of up to $4,000 apply […] Read More›

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) passed its third reading in Parliament last week bringing about significant reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Of particular importance is the Bill redresses issues relating to liability for accidental and intentional damage to rental properties caused by the Tenant and now […] Read More›

Buying a brand new home/apartment “off the plan” can seem exciting and very appealing.  It can be hard to resist the marketing and glossy advertising material promoting an idyllic lock and leave lifestyle. What could be better than buying a brand new property at a fixed purchase price and built […] Read More›

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