Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Registered design allows action against imports infringing that design

The decision of the Australian Federal Court in LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Elecspress Pty Ltd allowed an action brought by a local of holder of registered designs against the importers of goods produced overseas in breach of the...

Despite Unpopular U.S. Labelling of Swine from Canada, Canada Not to Blame for Swine Flu

Okay, the country of origin labelling rules pre-dated the world attention to swine flu.  However, swine flu will likely exacerbate the ongoing dispute between the United States and Canada over the United States Country Of...

Customs Screening and Seizures

I am often contacted after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has seized a traveller's property at one of Canada's airports. The caller usually has to pay an amount of money for the release of the goods - an amount between...

Launch of the EFIC Global Readiness Index underlines need for Trade Finance

On 20 April 2009, the Australian Government's Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) (see released it second Global Readiness Index Report (Index) (see


The Index...