Trademarks aren’t McKosher for Aus restaurant

May 18, 2016 | Maddalena Rinaldi

If there was ever any doubt as to the global monopoly that McDonalds has upon its own branding, the corporate giant’s latest trademark victory should put any uncertainty to rest.   Recently, the Australian trademark office has rejected an Australian-Scottish lawyer’s bid to trademark the term ‘McKosher’ for a proposed Scottish/Jewish restaurant in New South…

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Potential Green Light for Uber in Victoria

May 17, 2016 | Maddalena Rinaldi

It’s happened in South Australia, NSW and the ACT, and now UberX has effectively been legalised in Victoria after a landmark court case.   UberX driver Nathan Brenner has recently been found not guilty on appeal of driving a commercial passenger vehicle without accreditation, and without a commercial license. Although found guilty last year ,…

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Aussie scores second place: Eurovision

| Casey Gosper

Representing Australia in the Eurovision song contest, Dami Im gave a stellar performance, securing a well deserved second place.  Her heartfelt rendition of “Sound of Silence” on the Swedish stage clearly connected with her audience, event though she remained seated throughout most of her performance.  Perfectly poised atop a glittering black box, only to be matched by her sparkling…

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