Flower thrower trade mark thrown out


The famously anonymous street artist Banksy has lost a legal challenge concerning one of his best-known works, “Love is in the Air”, also known as “The Flower Thrower”.


Moulis Legal’s Alistair Bridges stars in trade law rankings


Lawyer ranking agency Legal Media has recognised Moulis Legal Senior Associate Alistair Bridges as a “Rising Star” in the International Trade Law category in the 2020 Rising Stars edition of its Expert Guides publication, the only Australian lawyer to receive this award.


Moulis Legal appoints Charles Zhan as Partner and Head of China Business Desk


Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Zhan as Partner in the firm, effective 1 July 2020. Joining Moulis Legal’s Founder, Daniel Moulis, and Partner Director, Shaun Creighton, Charles will continue working on international regulatory and commercial law matters, with a focus on trade defence and cross-border transactions.


Parties go nuts over trade dress


The lid has been lifted on intellectual property rights associated with peanut butter trade dress and branding. This interesting trade dress case sees Kraft all dressed up with no place to go, other than an appeal to the High Court.


Taking the fun out of fundraising


In the wake of the 2019/20 Australian Bushfire crisis, comedian Celeste Barber took to Facebook to launch her NSW RFS bushfire fundraiser, with the intention and constant reassurance that the funds would be going to those victims who needed it most.


Defending a stairway to heaven


Led Zeppelin band members and fans were relieved when a recent decision of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals preserved the jury verdict that the Led Zeppelin iconic rock song “Stairway to Heaven” did not infringe the copyright of the Spirit song, “Taurus” (the Stairway to Heaven case).


Morrison’s mystery – deciphering the commercial leasing code


Last week a code for commercial rent relief was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. It lists 14 principles that the Federal Government believes should be applied when a landlord and tenant negotiate to mitigate rent costs for tenants whose business is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.