Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Protection is free, but who owns it?

    As small to medium business owners many of you may be unaware of a potential infringement suit lurking around the corner especially in respect to copyright. Copyright is a form of protection afforded to literary and artistic works such as music, art, newspapers and computer programs and is governed by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)....

    Property Law

  • Copyright in Pictures on the Internet

    Some of you may have read recently in the news about a photographer who discovered that a picture they had taken had been copied from the internet and used on t-shirts widely available for sale in Australia. This situation highlights a variety of issues both for the owners of a copyright and for entities that...

    Property Law

  • Intellectual Property and the Workplace

    In today’s knowledge economy, creations of the mind can often be more valuable to a business than physical things.  If you run a business which depends on creativity (whether on your creativity or the creativity of your employees), then it is important that you take steps to protect any products of this creativity which provide...

    Employment Law


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