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Meat & Livestock takes aim at bovine gene patent after judge tossed ‘bizarre’ challenge
Intellectual Property March 19, 2019 12:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Industry group Meat & Livestock Australia is challenging a ruling allowing¬†US company Branhaven’s cow genome patent to proceed, after a judge called the group’s challenge […]

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Class members waited too long to appeal Great Southern MIS settlement, court rules
Class Actions March 7, 2019 4:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dashed the hopes of three group members of a resolved class action over managed investment schemes operated by agribusiness Great Southern […]

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Judge allows expert reports in Cargill, Viterra case over $420M Joe White sale
Corporate February 14, 2019 2:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing the marathon trial between agricultural giants Cargill and Viterra over the $420 million sale of malt producer Joe White has shot down […]

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Quintis class fails in bid for speedy common fund order
Class Actions February 13, 2019 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has put a proposal for a common fund order in a class action against sandalwood producer Quintis on hold as the court awaits […]

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Judge rules cattle gene patent can be amended, tosses ‘bizarre’ challenge
Intellectual Property January 23, 2019 9:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

US company Branhaven has won leave to amend its cow genome patent after a judge dismissed opposition by industry bodies Meat & Livestock Australia and […]

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Cargill ordered to give Glencore info on unauthorised barley use
Corporate January 14, 2019 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Agricultural giant Cargill has been ordered to hand over documents to Glencore regarding its use of an unauthorised type of barley before and after its […]

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Gadens to run consolidated Quintis class action, court hears
Class Actions December 10, 2018 1:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder class action led by Bannister Law against sandalwood oil producer Quintis will be absorbed by rival law firm Gadens in a consolidation agreement […]

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Glencore in-house counsel wins access to ‘highly confidential’ deal docs, again
Corporate December 6, 2018 10:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a fraudulent concealment trial over Cargill’s $420 million purchase of the Joe White malt business has reaffirmed an earlier ruling allowing an […]

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Ex-Murray Goulburn head to pay $200k in ACCC milk price case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 6, 2018 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former managing director of Murray Goulburn will be hit with a $200,000 penalty for being knowingly concerned in false representations made by the dairy […]

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Trade mark reputation not a factor in deceptively similar cases: Full Court
Intellectual Property December 4, 2018 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge applied the “wrong test” when he considered the reputation of a trade mark in an infringement case alleging the marks of rival meat […]

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