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  1. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/australia-remains-closed-for-business-on-computer-implemented-business-method-patents

    Despite convening a special 5 judge bench for a recent appeal heard by the Full Federal Court, that Court's decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161 (Encompass) provides no promise ...

  2. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    Prospective Changes to CCCS’ Guidelines on the Substantive Assessment of Mergers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/prospective-changes-to-cccs-guidelines-on-the-substantive-assessment-of-mergers

    The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has proposed updates to several of its guidelines. Among these, are updates to the Guidelines on the Substantive Assessment of Mergers. The proposed ...

  3. Legal news
    27 July 2021
    Non-fungible tokens may be here to stay: how can technology law harness them?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/non-fungible-tokens-may-be-here-to-stay-how-can-technology-law-harness-them

    It seems that every day a new non-fungible token (NFT) is sold for an ever-increasing amount of money; from the recent sale of the Nyan Cat meme by artist Chris Torres, which sold for US$580,000 in February 2021 to the ...

  4. Legal news
    05 February 2021
    ACMA bites again: online retail giant Kogan receives AUD$310,800 fine for Spam breaches
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/acma-bites-again-online-retail-giant-kogan-receives-fine-for-spam-breaches

    A number of Australian businesses have been caught by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for breach of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (‘the Act’) within the last 18 months, paying over AUD$2,100,000 in ...

  5. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Singapore: Cyber and Data Breach Exposure
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-cyber-and-data-breach-exposure

    Technology and data may empower whole business. On the flip side, they can generate risks. As data use proliferates, all companies face the risk of data breaches. With increased enforcement action and more decisions in ...

  6. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Guidance note on collaborations among competitors in response to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/guidance-note-on-collaborations-among-competitors-in-response-to-covid-19

    COVID-19 has presented significant economic challenges to businesses across all industries, disrupting daily operations and global supply chains. During this time, temporary collaborations among competitors have become ...

  7. Legal news
    05 June 2020
    Singapore Introduces SG Digital Office and the Need for Digitalisation across Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-introduces-sg-digital-office-and-the-need-for-digitalisation-across-sectors

    On 31 May 2020, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced that a new SG Digital Office (SDO) will be formed to mobilise a whole-of-nation movement to accelerate Singapore's efforts to digitalise all ...

  8. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Singapore: COVID-19 & Corporate Governance: Telecommuting, Meetings and Security during the New Normal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-covid19-and-corporate-governance-telecommuting-meetings-and-security-during-the-new-normal

    With the disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, organisations need to be aware of the heightened cybersecurity risks and take measures to protect their organisation and workforce while working remotely.