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Labor wins court order for removal of ‘fake’ Greens election signs
Courts 2022-05-20 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Labor Party has won an emergency court order for the removal of allegedly misleading how-to-vote signs at polling stations in the closely watched […]

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In victory for class action, judge says bad breast implant claims can advance
Class Actions 2022-05-20 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute and twelve doctors over allegedly “incompetent” breast augmentation surgery have won court approval to expand their case to allege misleading and deceptive conduct and breaches of the consumer guarantees in the Australian Consumer Law.

Full Court shoots down Boehringer opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s parasite patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-19 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has rejected German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim’s appeal of ruling that shot down its opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s patent […]

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High Court asked to decide if AI can be inventor on patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has been asked to wade into the debate over whether artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, after […]

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a2 Milk hit with another shareholder class action
Class Actions 2022-05-18 5:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

a2 Milk is facing a shareholder class action in New Zealand on behalf of investors who allegedly suffered loss when the company’s share price plummeted […]

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High Court to hear Botox trade mark appeal
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 3:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a cosmetic company to challenge a judgment finding it infringed Botox maker Allergan’s trade marks by marketing […]

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Cotton On reaches settlement in copyright stoush with streetwear rival
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 10:46 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Cotton On has settled court proceedings brought against rival surf and streetwear label Ghanda for threatening it with a copyright and trade mark infringement lawsuit. […]

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GetSwift, directors drop appeal of judgment on ‘PR-driven’ approach to disclosures
Securities 2022-05-16 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics company GetSwift and its directors have dropped their challenge to a judgment that found the company breached its continuous disclosure obligations with its “PR-driven” […]

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Dyno Nobel feud with Orica over detonation device patents blows up
Intellectual Property 2022-05-16 2:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two of the world’s largest manufacturers of explosives have taken their fight over three patents for a detonation device to the Federal Court. In proceedings […]

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High Court won’t hear case by Victorian anti-lockdown protestor
High Court 2022-05-13 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An anti-lockdown protestor’s application to have the High Court hear a challenge to the dismissal of her lawsuit over Victoria’s stay-at-home orders has been rejected, […]

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