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Dow AgroScience pest control patent lacks inventive step, IP Australia says
Article August 14, 2019 11:20 am By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has rejected Dow AgroScience’s bid to patent a smart pest control device, saying the invention lacks an inventive step. IP holding firm Pesense […]

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$100 million class action trailblazer back in the ring with new case on behalf of farmers
Class Actions August 13, 2019 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

A trailblazing country lawyer who took out seven overdraft extensions to self-fund a landmark $100 million case in the early years of the federal class […]

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No whey: ACCC airs concerns about Saputo bid for Lion’s Tassie cheese business
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 8:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about a proposed acquisition by Canadian dairy producer Saputo of competitor Lion Dairy’s cheese processing plants, […]

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Judge says ASIC should have brought Murray Goulburn bosses to court ‘a long time ago’
Securities August 2, 2019 11:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Friday asked the corporate regulator why it delayed action against former Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou and CFO Bradley Hingle until […]

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Potato wholesaler Mitolo to pay $240,000 penalty in ACCC’s unfair contract case
Competition & Consumer Protection August 2, 2019 12:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia’s largest potato wholesaler Mitolo Group will pay a penalty of $240,000 to resolve the consumer regulator’s case alleging its contracts with growers were unfair. […]

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ACCC flags competition concerns in $350M ANZ Terminals, GrainCorp tie-up
Competition & Consumer Protection July 25, 2019 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has expressed competition concerns about ANZ Terminals’ proposed acquisition of a unit of global agribusiness GrainCorp, despite the storage […]

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Blue Sky settles case against former directors over alleged raid on database
Financial Services July 22, 2019 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blue Sky Alternative Investments has reached a confidential settlement of its case against three former directors and two investment firms over an alleged raid on […]

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Delegate says A2 milk common meaning bars ‘true A2’ trade mark
Intellectual Property July 16, 2019 3:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The phrase true A2 is not inherently adapted to distinguish the A2 Milk Company’s products because A2 milk is commonly understood to signify less allergenic […]

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Embattled ex-Quintis boss loses $13.3M sandalwood plantation loan dispute
Restructuring & Insolvency July 8, 2019 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Frank Wilson, solicitor and founder of failed sandalwood producer Quintis, has been ordered by a court to repay a $13.3 million loan used to invest […]

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Referee to weigh in on costs in $42M Murray Goulburn class action settlement
Class Actions July 5, 2019 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has appointed a costs referee in a shareholder class action against two units of dairy co-op Murray Goulburn over a 2016 […]

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