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Full Court revives Finish Powerball trade marks, but it’s not a clean victory
Intellectual Property 2024-02-16 4:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The maker of Finish dishwashing products, RB Hygiene, has won a partial appeal in a trade mark stoush with rival Henkel, with the Full Court […]

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BeforePay defeats Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s ‘B’ trade mark challenge
Intellectual Property 2024-01-15 3:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lost its opposition to the registration of three trade marks by pay on demand company BeforePay, with a delegate finding […]

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‘Harry is not Barry’: McDonald’s loses trade mark case against Hungry Jack’s
Intellectual Property 2023-11-16 9:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has rejected McDonald’s claim that Hungry Jack’s Big Jack burger infringed its Big Mac trade mark, but found that Hungry Jack’s misled consumers […]

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Energy Beverages wins fight over Kangaroo Mother trade mark
Intellectual Property 2023-08-24 11:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The maker of Mother energy drinks has won an appeal of an IP Australia decision, succeeding in its bid to prevent a Victoria-based company from […]

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Trade mark reputation not relevant in deceptive similarity cases, High Court rules
Intellectual Property 2023-03-15 3:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

The reputation of a registered trade mark and its owner is not relevant in assessing the deceptive similarity of a challenged mark, the High Court […]

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In loss for Raw C maker, judge finds rival’s blue packaging not misleading
Food and Beverage 2023-02-07 12:21 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit by the maker of Raw C coconut water alleging a rival’s coconut water featuring a similar aqua blue […]

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An ‘odd’ result: High Court told reputation can’t be ignored in Botox TM case
Intellectual Property 2022-12-08 4:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A contradictor has argued that the High Court must consider the reputation of Botox maker Allergan’s trade marks in a cosmetic company’s challenge to a […]

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As fast food titans go to trial, Hungry Jack’s says its burger ‘clever not deceptive’
Trials 2022-12-05 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Trial in the battle of the buns has begun, with McDonald’s laying out a case for why its rival’s Big Jack burger infringes its trade […]

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No jackpot for Aristocrat, with High Court split on computer-implemented inventions
High Court 2022-08-17 11:12 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies has lost its legal challenge to a decision that rejected a patent for its popular Lightning Link electronic poker machine, after […]

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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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