Automation, artificial intelligence and legal issues

artificial intelligence and legal issues

By Newyorka Musabelliu and Chris Chang – January 2020 It is not surprising that the law cannot keep up with the growth in artificial intelligence.  Patent applications have already been filed on behalf of and in the name of a machine called Dabus that used AI to design two products[1].  Nevertheless, progress is being made […]

Unenforceable Penalty Clauses & Agreed Damages in Contracts

artificial intelligence and legal issues

Table of Contents When negotiating a contract the parties commonly think about what should happen in the event that the other party breaches a term of the contract. They may also wish to stipulate what should happen upon the occurrence of a certain event (which may not technically constitute a “breach” of the contract). The […]

Damages for Republication of Defamatory Statement by Third Party

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Milne v Ell [2017] NSWSC 555 Home This case serves as a reminder of how liability for defamatory statements can extend to the republication of the statement by third parties, even where the republication has not been expressly authorised (but impliedly authorised).  In summary, an original publisher will be liable for the repetition of his […]

Protecting your brand & trade mark registration

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Before choosing your brand: We have previously discussed important considerations when choosing the name of your business.  Before you decide upon your brand (which may consist of a letter, word, name, number, logo, aspect of packaging, shape, colour, sound or scent) and launch it (including before you register your domain name) a trade mark availability […]

Australian business structures – choosing the right structure for your business

artificial intelligence and legal issues

In this issue we examine the key types of business structures through which business can legally be conducted in Australia as follows: 1.     Sole proprietors: individuals who are liable for the business. 2.     Partnerships / limited partnerships: two or more persons or entities who are jointly and individually liable for the business (unless it is […]