Amendments to the Designs Act – here’s what you need to know

Changes to the Designs Act come into effect today, 10 March 2022, which improve the usability of the Australian designs regime.  These changes are particularly important for: designers in fast moving industries (such as fashion) where the commercial value of a design may not be known until exposed to the market; exclusive licensees, which can […]

Hamilton Locke Recognised in Doyle’s 2022 QLD Guide

Hamilton Locke has been recognised in the Doyle’s 2022 Queensland Guide, a leading independent publisher ranking law firms and lawyers. In the Leading Corporate Lawyers category, Chairman of Partners, Brett Heading is recognised as a “Leading Lawyer” and Partner, Pete Williams is recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer”. Click here to view the rankings. Chairman of […]

Agrivoltaics: The Future of Australian Farming?

The pressures on the Australian agriculture sector are increasing, not least so due to the effects of climate change. In order to ensure that this vital sector remains profitable, and therefore sustainable, new ways of land utilisation need to be explored. Agrivoltaics, being the simultaneous use of land for both solar photovoltaic power generation and […]