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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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Finish maker Reckitt won’t drop court battle with Proctor & Gamble
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-01-30 11:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Finish detergent maker Reckitt Benckiser has thrown the latest punch in a long-running grudge match against rival Proctor & Gamble, with RB challenging a ruling […]

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Procter & Gamble’s ’30 Minute Miracle’ dish soap claims don’t wash, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-11-30 3:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Australia made misleading statements that its Fairy ‘30 Minute Miracle’ dishwashing tablet was better at cleaning than Reckitt Benckiser’s […]

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Crypto gambling site Stake.com fights TM suit over Aussie launch
Intellectual Property 2023-10-04 2:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Global cryptocurrency and gambling website Stake.com is fighting to strike out claims in a lawsuit by Sydney-based online investment platform Stake over a planned Australian […]

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Monster Energy’s security for costs bid ‘manifestly excessive’, judge says
Intellectual Property 2023-07-28 2:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The security sum sought by Monster Energy from an inventor suing the beverage giant for patent infringement was “manifestly excessive”, a judge has said, and […]

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Monster Energy says patent for branded pull tabs invention not valid
Intellectual Property 2023-07-10 4:38 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Monster Energy has hit back at an inventor’s claim it infringed his intellectual property by using his method for laser-etched branded pull tabs on cans, […]

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Banknote maker prevails again in challenge to rival’s security device patent
Intellectual Property 2023-06-30 5:19 pm By Gareth Baker

Australian banknote manufacturer CCL Secure has succeeded a second time in opposing a patent application by British rival De La Rue International for banknote security […]

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Monster Energy’s costs estimate in patent case ‘monstrous’, court told
Intellectual Property 2023-06-28 1:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An inventor who claims Monster Energy infringed his patent for laser etched pull tabs is fighting the beverage giant’s bid for $150,000 in security for […]

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Seven tries to resurrect ‘7Now’ mark in IP stoush with 7-Eleven
Appeals 2023-06-26 11:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven Network has appealed a ruling that revoked its 7NOW trade mark for non-use in a victory for convenience chain 7-Eleven as it seeks to […]

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Proctor & Gamble, Reckitt warned against ‘pointless wars’ in detergent dispute
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-06-19 2:21 pm By Gareth Baker

Consumer goods giants Proctor & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser have been urged by a court not to bury their dispute over marketing of a dishwashing […]

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