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Nut having it: M&M maker Mars taken to court in trade mark stoush
Intellectual Property 2022-01-27 12:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The world’s largest macadamia grower has launched an appeal of an IP Australia decision that found its logo mark was deceptively similar to US confectionary […]

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Class action over COVID-19 jab mandate faces de-classing
Coronavirus 2022-01-25 3:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has suggested that a class action against the New South Wales government over a mandate requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should be de-classed, saying it was a “straightforward point” because no financial relief was sought.

McDonald’s hit with third lawsuit over unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2022-01-25 9:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

McDonald’s has been hit with a lawsuit on behalf of 339 employees across four states alleging it systematically failed to give workers paid 10-minute breaks, […]

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Federal government pays $20M for Aboriginal flag copyright
Intellectual Property 2022-01-25 2:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian government has negotiated a historic $20 million deal with Indigenous artist Harold Thomas to acquire the copyright to the Aboriginal flag, following years […]

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CIMIC unit hits back at underpayments class action, says workers ‘overpaid’
Class Actions 2022-01-24 5:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Engineering company UGL Limited has denied wrongdoing in a class action on behalf of casual aluminium construction and manufacturing workers who were allegedly underpaid for […]

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Google claims ‘devastating’ impact on internet if defamation ruling upheld
High Court 2022-01-24 2:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has argued there would be a “devastating” effect on the internet if the High Court upholds a judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros […]

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Silk’s $990 hourly rate trimmed in case against Christian Porter, Sue Chrysanthou
Defamation 2022-01-21 3:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A court has made orders trimming the $990 hourly fee charged by a QC while representing Jo Dyer, a friend of the woman who accused […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith hearing plans still in flux, 12 days out from trial
Defamation 2022-01-21 2:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Trial plans in accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case against Nine have hit another roadblock because of COVID-19 restrictions, less than two weeks before […]

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Law firm accused of ‘head in the sand’ dodges costs in failed dismissal case
Employment 2022-01-20 10:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm has escaped an order for costs sought by a Melbourne city council that argued the firm had turned a blind eye to […]

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‘Inherently implausible’: Generic Partners loses fight with Neurim over melatonin drug patent
Intellectual Property 2022-01-20 2:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Israeli drug company Neurim Pharmaceuticals has won an eight month extension to apply for a grace period for its melatonin tablet patent to treat children […]

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