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Bayer defeats Norbrook opposition to animal antiseptic patent
Intellectual Property July 2, 2020 4:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A delegate of IP Australia has tossed opposition by veterinary pharmaceutical company Norbrook Laboratories to a patent by rival animal health specialist Bayer New Zealand […]

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Brexit, COVID-19 no reason to alter security terms in Gladstone Ports class action, judge says
Coronavirus June 29, 2020 5:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected claims by Gladstone Ports Corporation that security for costs in a $100 million class action by commercial fishing operators should not […]

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Government hit with $2.9M judgment in live export class action
Class Actions June 29, 2020 1:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The lead applicant in a class action against the Federal Government over its total ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011 has been […]

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Fonterra hit with class action over drop in milk prices
Class Actions June 19, 2020 5:48 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Fonterra has been hit with a class action by disgruntled dairy farmers who allege they were unlawfully underpaid when the processor slashed milk prices and […]

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Bayer’s parasite treatment patent bites the dust after challenge by Abbey
Intellectual Property June 10, 2020 9:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Animal health company Abbey Laboratories has successfully challenged an application by rival Bayer Australia for a patent covering a treatment for biting lice. In a […]

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Government faces hefty bill after loss in landmark live export class action
Class Actions June 2, 2020 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ruled in favour of live exporters in a class action against the Federal Government, finding a total ban on live cattle exports […]

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Client poaching allegations fly in Monsanto class actions
Class Actions May 22, 2020 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected concerns about client poaching raised by the law firms involved in competing class actions against chemical giant Monsanto. In an interlocutory […]

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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions May 13, 2020 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Bayer loses opposition to ‘Preceed’ weed killer trade mark
Intellectual Property April 20, 2020 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Agricultural giant Bayer can’t block an Australian herbicide maker from trade marking ‘Preceed’ for its products, with a delegate from the Trade Marks Office finding […]

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Judge tosses Viterra’s ‘wholly unreasonable’ bid to reopen Cargill case
Corporate April 17, 2020 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grain handling group Viterra has been denied a post-hearing bid to reopen a lawsuit brought by Cargill Australia over its $420 million acquisition of Joe […]

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