Nina McLaughlin of Hall & Wilcox

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Nina has 11 years’ broad experience as a commercial lawyer with a specialty in intellectual property and information technology law, and related areas of practice including privacy, data security and competition law.

Nina specialises in providing advice to public and private sector purchasers, and domestic and international suppliers, of IT services. This work includes drafting and advising on IT project and implementation agreements, a variety of consultancy and outsourcing agreements, software and platform as a service agreements and software licensing agreements.

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Plant Breeder’s Rights in Australia: updated, amended and strengthened

Recent amendments to the PBR Act have strengthened PBR rights and have aligned aspects of PBR with other intellectual property laws in Australia. This article summarises the changes. The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (Amending Act) received Royal Assent on 24 August 2018 and makes significant changes … Continue Reading

Case update: trade mark licensing and register formalities in the spotlight

The Federal Court recently handed down its decision in Calico Global Pty Ltd v Calico LLC1. This decision highlights the potentially fatal consequences of not updating the IP Australia register to reflect a change in trade mark ownership. The decision also serves as a reminder of the fundamental importance of ensuring that the owner of … Continue Reading