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In tossing inventor’s IP challenge, Full Court says essential oil a ‘staple commercial product’
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 10:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Full Federal Court has rejected an Australian inventor’s appeal of a ruling that found three manufacturers of essential oil products did not infringe his […]

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Mother drink maker wins stay of trade mark loss, but must swallow costs
Intellectual Property 2022-04-26 2:53 pm By Sam Matthews

The maker of Mother brand energy drinks has won a stay of a judge’s decision to remove one of its trade marks for non-use, but […]

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Judge trashes Energy Beverages’ ‘Mother’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2022-02-22 5:56 pm By Sam Matthews

Energy Beverages, which makes Mother brand energy drinks, has failed to convince a judge that two of its ‘Mother’ trade marks should not be removed […]

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Developer PPK Group appeals defeat in HWL Ebsworth negligence suit
Professional Negligence 2021-09-10 2:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Property developer PPK Group is challenging the dismissal of its long-running negligence case against law firm HWL Ebsworth over the $25.5 million sale of Crown-owned […]

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Four months out from trial in 20-year-old trade mark spat, judge won’t add defendant
Intellectual Property 2021-03-30 2:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has denied an application by industrial filter manufacturer Laminar Air Flow to add a new respondent in a long-running trade mark dispute against […]

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HWL Ebsworth defeats negligence lawsuit over Sydney land tender
Professional Negligence 2020-12-09 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has successfully defended a negligence lawsuit over the $25.5 million sale of Crown-owned Sydney land to property developer PPK Group, with a court […]

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Class action against personal injury law firm to be dropped
Personal injury 2020-11-23 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action alleging a national personal injury firm overcharged clients will be discontinued after the lawyer behind the case, who failed in his bid […]

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Personal injury firm raises ‘serious concerns’ about irregularity of fees class action
Class Actions 2020-10-28 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A personal injury law firm is seeking to shut down a class action alleging it charged clients unreasonable fees, telling the court that there were […]

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Monster Energy takes on ‘mother’ of a trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2019-11-13 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has launched another Federal Court case against Vittoria Food & Beverage seeking to block the coffee maker from trading on the popularity of […]

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‘Mother’ consumers know best: IP Australia shuts down Monster Energy’s trade mark opposition
Intellectual Property 2019-11-08 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has lost its opposition to coffee company Vittoria Food & Beverage’s proposed ‘Mothersky’ trade mark, with a delegate of the Trade Marks Office […]

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