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Trendy neoprene handbag not entitled to copyright protection, Full Court finds
Intellectual Property 2022-04-20 6:08 pm By Sam Matthews

An Australian designer of a trendy neoprene handbag sold at high-end department stores has lost an appeal which challenged a judge’s finding that its flagship […]

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ACCC appeals ruling over Mazda’s ‘appalling’ customer service
Appeals 2022-04-14 9:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The consumer watchdog is challenging a court ruling that found Mazda’s treatment of customers with defective vehicles was “appalling” but did not amount to unconscionable […]

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Mazda’s customer service ‘appalling’ and misleading, but not unconscionable, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 4:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mazda’s treatment of customers with defective vehicles was “appalling” and its statements about their entitlement to a refund were false or misleading, a judge has […]

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Cross-claims make new case an abuse of process, Isuzu tells court
Intellectual Property 2021-09-14 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Truck company Isuzu has asked a court to shut down an $18 million lawsuit by Directed Electronics alleging copyright infringement, arguing that its own cross-claims […]

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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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Isuzu to file cross-claims in $18M Directed Electronics copyright case
Intellectual Property 2020-09-21 1:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Isuzu plans to lodge cross-claims against electronics company Directed Electronics and various third parties in an $18 million lawsuit accusing the commercial vehicle manufacturer of […]

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Directed Electronics seeks $18M from Isuzu for alleged contract, copyright breaches
Intellectual Property 2020-08-18 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian auto electronics company Directed Electronics is seeking at least $18 million from truck company Isuzu for allegedly breaching a contract for the supply of […]

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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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Judge allows docs despite ‘real risk’ of prosecution for ex-Directed Electronics manager
Intellectual Property 2020-02-17 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

A former manager of Australian electronics automotive developer Directed Electronics OE has failed to block access to certain documents in a corporate theft case, despite […]

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