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Vagisil maker files appeal to halt European rival’s trade mark
Appeals March 4, 2020 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The maker of Vagisil feminine hygiene products has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to stop a European competitor from registering Vagisan as a […]

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Bitter dispute ends in cancellation of ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark
Intellectual Property February 7, 2020 7:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne-based craft brewery has had its ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark cancelled, with a judge finding other beer makers might want to use the words […]

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Judge tosses Vagisil maker’s challenge to European rival’s trade mark
Intellectual Property February 4, 2020 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The international company behind the Vagisil feminine hygiene brand has lost its bid to stop a European competitor from registering Vagisan as a trade mark […]

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Bean there, done that: Lavazza says it used ‘oro’ trade mark before Vittoria
Intellectual Property October 22, 2019 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Italian coffee manufacturer Lavazza has hit back against trade mark infringement allegations by Australian rival Vittoria over use of the word ‘oro’, saying Vittoria’s two […]

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Aristocrat sues Ainsworth over ‘extensive and deliberate’ theft of slot machine IP
Intellectual Property July 4, 2019 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Casino and mobile game giant Aristocrat Technologies has sued rival Ainsworth Game Technology for alleged copyright infringement and breaches of Australian consumer law following the […]

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Judge crushes Monster Energy’s opposition to monster wheel trade marks
Intellectual Property June 21, 2019 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed a company associated with leading tyre retailer Bob Jane T-Mart to register three trade marks for its brand of Monster alloy […]

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Yellow Pages maker’s ‘Sensis’ trade mark infringed by rival, court finds
Intellectual Property May 29, 2019 6:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The maker of the Yellow Pages and White Pages directories, Sensis, has won its IP case against a direct marketing company, with a judge ruling […]

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D’Aquino Bros says it can prove its Scotch Whisky is the real deal
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defending against a fourth trade mark infringement lawsuit by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has told a court all of […]

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B. Braun launches appeal in IV catheter patent case
Intellectual Property December 5, 2018 12:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medical device maker B. Braun Melsungen is appealing a ruling that invalidated its intravenous catheter patents and dismissed allegations of infringement against rival Becton Dickinson. […]

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Trade mark reputation not a factor in deceptively similar cases: Full Court
Intellectual Property December 4, 2018 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge applied the “wrong test” when he considered the reputation of a trade mark in an infringement case alleging the marks of rival meat […]

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