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ACCC dodges indemnity costs over failed detergent cartel appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, after claiming that the regulator was “doomed to fail” when […]

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Bob Jane promises to tell franchisees if the end of the road is near
Retail April 30, 2020 3:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bob Jane will give franchisees at least six months’ notice before terminating their agreements, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the tyre retail […]

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Bega triumphs again in $60M battle over peanut butter IP rights
Intellectual Property April 14, 2020 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kraft has lost an appeal in its high-stakes legal battle against Bega over the right to use its distinctive peanut butter trade dress in Australia. […]

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Victoria Beckham loses opposition to skincare company’s trade marks
Intellectual Property April 8, 2020 7:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has lost her opposition to two trade marks owned by Sydney-based skincare company VB Skinlab, despite IP Australia finding the former […]

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ACCC was unreasonable to pursue cartel appeal, Cussons says
Competition & Consumer Protection April 3, 2020 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons is seeking indemnity costs from the ACCC, claiming the regulator unreasonably rejected a settlement offer in its case over an […]

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Rascal + Friends says rival nappy maker’s patent claims don’t hold water
Intellectual Property March 26, 2020 2:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nappy maker Rascal + Friends has brought a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a patent held by Japanese competitor Uni-Charm. In Federal Court proceedings filed March […]

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Cussons seeks $4.7M in indemnity costs from ACCC for ‘doomed to fail’ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 11, 2020 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons is seeking $4.7 million in indemnity costs from the ACCC, claiming the regulator’s much hyped spoke and hub case over […]

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Vagisil maker files appeal to halt European rival’s trade mark
Appeals March 4, 2020 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The maker of Vagisil feminine hygiene products has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to stop a European competitor from registering Vagisan as a […]

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No harm, no foul? Full Court weighs ACCC challenge to flushable wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection February 24, 2020 5:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC claims it was not required to prove Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes caused actual harm to sewers, as it challenges a ruling that disposed of […]

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Visy ordered to pay $1.6M to bubble wrap maker over licence for Chobani spoons
Intellectual Property February 3, 2020 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The company behind the ubiquitous bubble wrap has won a consumer case against Visy Packaging and others, with the Federal Court awarding almost $3 million […]

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