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Why did the chicken customer cross the road…?

Craveable Brands, the operator of franchise business such as Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat has recently come under criticism from a number of employees in a Senate enquiry about the implementation of certain strategies that some franchisees have said are eroding profits. Primarily the implementation of home delivery, a concept franchisees have said was never contemplated in their original business models.

Queensland urged to push for no exclusions in redress scheme for child abuse survivors

Queensland must ensure nobody is excluded from the Federal Government’s redress scheme for survivors of institutional child abuse, a prominent Brisbane compensation lawyer is urging.

Mark O’Connor says Queenslanders would applaud the state’s committing to join the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse this week, which stemmed from a Royal Commission.

Bennett & Philp Lawyers Intellectual Property team ranked in Doyle’s Guide 2018

The latest Doyle's Guide for 2018 is out, and Bennett & Philp Lawyers is proud to congratulate Nicole Murdoch, Tony Bennett and Ken Philp on their inclusions.

Bennett & Philp has been recognised as a in the provision of intellectual property law services. This is an outstanding result and reflects our position in the Queensland marketplace

Doughnut Time Brand Glazed Not Finished

The Doughnut Time business may have collapsed but the owner’s refusal to sell the brand name suggests he may have undisclosed plans for a revival some time.

That’s the view of Bennett & Philp intellectual property lawyer Nicole Murdoch.

She says reported moves by the company’s chief executive, Dan Strachotta, to buy the Doughnut Time intellectual property brand and take over some of the stores, collapsed when then founder Damian Griffiths decided not to sell the brand IP.

High Court Confirms Wild Geese Case

The High Court has confirmed a major shakeup of Australia’s intellectual property legal landscape by rejecting a request to appeal against a landmark win by Brisbane IP lawyer Ken Philp, in a case which defines how trade mark holders could lose their marks if not properly used.

The High Court this week effectively endorsed a unanimous decision by five Federal Court judges earlier this year when Mr Philp won an appeal case over the issue of a trade mark owner failing to show proper control and use of their mark.

High Court confirms Brisbane IP Lawyer's win in landmark Wild Geese whiskey war

The High Court has confirmed a major shakeup of Australia’s intellectual property legal landscape by rejecting a request to appeal against a landmark win by Brisbane IP lawyer Ken Philp, in a case which defines how trade mark holders could lose their marks if not properly used.

The High Court this week effectively endorsed a unanimous decision by five Federal Court judges earlier this year when Mr Philp won an appeal case over the issue of a trade mark owner failing to show proper control and use of their mark.

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