Greg's Blog

Copying Your Logo – Trademark Breach ?

Fair competition is intended to benefit consumers by keeping prices under control. But not all people play by the rules. What if somebody competes with your business unfairly, by using a logo, get up, artwork or website similar to yours or adopts a staff uniform...

Court Cases & Words Limits

Court cases, to me have too often drifted off excessively due to using too many words (and perhaps not enough thought) being thrown at a topic. The importance of constraint with wording was recently recognised curially, in the USA. A recently reported case of Pi-Net...

Independence of the Bench and the Legal Profession

At the Commonwealth Law Conference in Glasgow in April 2015, Lord Gill, Lord President and Lord Justice General of the Courts of Scotland made an important speech on the topic of independence of the Judiciary but also the legal profession Fill detail of his speech is...

Government Surveillance and Legal Privilege – Julian Assange Link

Legal Professional Privilege - Julian Assange - an Important Issue gets Lost Whoever said Commonwealth Law Conferences were dull and boring has obviously never attended one. The mix of people, cultures, attitudes and experiences of Law, society, cultures and politics...

Mobility Of Legal Profession -Practice in Multiple Jurisdictions.

  Mobility of the Legal Profession - Qualification and Practice in MultiJurisdictions   With much greater ease of travel and vast improvements in instant communication, there is both a greater facility for and sometimes a need for practice in more than one...

Something of an Exaggeration

Something of an Exaggeration If media reports were to be taken at face value, then one could be forgiven for thinking that the decision of Justice Perram (7 April 2015 Federal Court of Australia in Dallas Buyers Club LLC and Voltage Pictures Club LLC vIINet limited,...

Procurement Cyclicality & the Role of In House Legal Teams

Almost universally within NSW State and Commonwealth Government, the internal legal teams of departments and agencies are under significant stress resource-wise and may often be unable adequately and properly to support their internal procurement teams as well as the...

Augmented Reality and the Need for Agility from Lawyers and the Law

Augmented Reality and the Need for Agility from Lawyers and the Law   Augmented Reality (aka Mixed Reality’ or ‘4D’) is something of a revolution generating novel and additional means to include information in and onto existing everyday reality by way of enhancement,...

Speaking In Glasgow on Mobility of the Legal Profession

I have accepted an invitation from the Lord President of the Court of Session, Scotland to deliver a talk on Mobility of the Legal Profession at the Commmonwealth Law Conference in Glasgow later this year. My fellow speakers are from Canada and Uganda.  I will post...