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Manuka honey group in NZ loses fight against ‘Australian Manuka’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-08-05 12:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A New Zealand-based association representing manuka honey beekeepers has lost its opposition to an application for the ‘Australian Manuka’ trade mark by a Byron Bay […]

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State Street appeals loss to Maurice Blackburn in Fearless Girl dispute
Appeals 2021-06-28 11:59 am By Cat Fredenburgh

US financial services giant State Street has appealed its loss in a lawsuit brought against Maurice Blackburn over the law firm’s use of a replica […]

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‘So much argued over so little’: Judge rejects law firm’s bid for indemnity costs in Fearless Girl case
Intellectual Property 2021-05-31 11:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn has lost its bid for indemnity costs after defeating a consumer and intellectual property lawsuit brought against it by US financial services giant […]

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Maurice Blackburn defeats case by State Street over Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property 2021-02-25 7:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has successfully defended a consumer law and intellectual property lawsuit brought over its use of a replica of the famous Fearless […]

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Designer appeals ruling that trendy handbag not a work of artistic craftsmanship
Intellectual Property 2021-02-08 5:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An Australian maker of neoprene handbags sold at high-end retailers has appealed its loss in a copyright dispute over alleged knockoffs, contesting a judge’s finding […]

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Trendy Aussie handbag not a work of artistic craftsmanship, court rules
Intellectual Property 2020-11-10 12:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian maker of a trendy neoprene handbag sold at high-end retailers has lost a copyright lawsuit over alleged knockoffs, with a judge finding the […]

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Craft brewery can’t overturn cancellation of ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-11-04 7:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne-based craft brewery has failed to save its ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark, with the Full Federal Court dismissing its appeal and finding that a […]

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Ex-Directed Electronics manager dropped lawyers mid-trial in ‘tactical’ move, court hears
Intellectual Property 2020-05-04 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Directed Electronics has slammed a decision by one of its former managers to switch lawyers in the middle of a trial over alleged corporate theft, […]

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Bitter dispute ends in cancellation of ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-02-07 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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Maurice Blackburn ignored Fearless Girl artist’s restrictions on replica, State Street says
Intellectual Property 2019-11-25 9:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn disregarded emails by the artist behind the iconic Fearless Girl statue questioning whether she would be breaching her contract with US asset management […]

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