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Our clients generally are big consumer products companies that are concerned about either trademark issues or false advertising issues as well as copyright and related issues. Larry and I also service our firm's entertainment clients all over the country especially in the music industry, and we assist them with their intellectual property cases. The firm also has a preeminent sports practice, and we do a lot of intellectual property and other work in that area as well. In the false advertising area, we have been using some of our patent colleagues with greater frequency to assist on the scientific issues that come from some ...
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has ruled that the buyers of an off-the-plan property were entitled to a rescission of their contract and a deposit refund because the estate agent for the developer engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. These inexperienced investor-buyers had relied on baseless representations in newspaper advertisements that the value of the inner-city terrace units being marketed by the agent would double in five years. By TIM O’DWYER A major law firm soon issued a media release suggesting that, in a falling market, off-the-plan buyers might try to get ... Read More