Release of the Australian Innovation System Report
The Chief Economist’s Office at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, has released the Australian Innovation System Report (Report)....- Read more
Our strategy always begins by reducing the chances or the impact of commercial disputes, through commercially astute advice, well-considered and well-documented agreements and risk management strategies.
We also have extensive experience in defending our clients in alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation.
Where proceeding to litigation is necessary, we maximise your chances of success through realistic, direct litigation advice and support. We strongly defend your business interests utilising the most cost-effective methods of success.
While we have litigation experience at all levels, our focus is in the superior courts (the Supreme Court and Federal Court) due to the commercial nature of our practice.
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IP Australia is seeking public final comment on proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation. The aim of these proposed changes is...- Read more
The unfair contract terms provisions of the national Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which traditionally protect consumers in relation to terms...- Read more
The new mandatory data breach notification laws will require organisations to report any ‘eligible data breaches’ to the Australian Privacy...- Read more
mdp client Quitch has emerged as a prizewinner at the international “Reimagine Education” Awards in Philadelphia, USA, receiving the Oceania Regional...- Read more
mdp Director Michael McDonald was delighted to accept the invitation to present at the Manufacturers’ Monthly’s “Doing Business in Europe”...- Read more
Following mdp’s successful appointment to the intellectual property (IP) panel for the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), mdp...- Read more
On 12 December, mdp Directors Sarah Gilkes and Michael McDonald and mdp Lawyer Jacqueline Plunkett hosted an executive team from...- Read more
Registering a trade mark doesn’t guarantee strong rights to a brand. Don’t blindly adopt one; choose an enforceable brand to...- Read more
A recent report released by Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) found that Australians scored poorly in key areas of innovation...- Read more
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