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Melbourne dermatologist wins ugly fight with Johnson & Johnson over beauty cream trade mark
Intellectual Property January 22, 2020 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The owner of a Melbourne-based dermatology clinic has come out on top in a battle with Johnson & Johnson over a trade mark for creams […]

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Jury finds Kleenmaid founder guilty of $13M fraud against Westpac
White Collar January 10, 2020 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The founder of defunct whitegoods distributor Kleenmaid faces jail time after a jury on Friday found him guilty of 19 charges of fraud and insolvent […]

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Aldi’s ‘wholly descriptive’ trade mark for clothing line revoked
Intellectual Property January 10, 2020 5:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aldi Foods’ trade mark for one of its clothing brands has been revoked, with an IP Australia delegate finding the mark is “wholly descriptive” and […]

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‘Consumers would be shocked’: ACCC condemns loyalty scheme privacy policies
Competition & Consumer Protection December 3, 2019 1:14 pm By Hannah Gee

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has put supermarkets, airlines and hotels on notice about their customer loyalty schemes, calling for broader legislative reforms to […]

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Hashtag can’t save Lidl’s geographical trade mark
Intellectual Property November 11, 2019 10:30 pm By Hannah Gee

German supermarket chain Lidl has lost a bid to register #santaclara as a trade mark in Australia, with a delegate saying the addition of the […]

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Major League Baseball takes another swing at Philip Morris trade mark
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball is taking Philip Morris to court over the tobacco giant’s bid to extend protection for an international trade […]

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Surfstitch agrees to settle shareholder class actions, again
Class Actions October 15, 2019 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online fashion retailer Surfstitch has reached an in-principle settlement in two shareholder class actions, about nine months after an initial agreement to resolve the dispute […]

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LG to pay $160,000 for misleading customers about refund rights on faulty TVs
Competition & Consumer Protection September 6, 2019 9:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Electronics giant LG has been ordered to pay a $160,000 penalty after its call centre workers misled two complaining customers about their rights to replace […]

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IP Australia stubs out British American opposition to Philip Morris cigarette pack patent
Intellectual Property August 23, 2019 8:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has dismissed opposition by British American Tobacco to a patent sought by rival cigarette company Philip Morris that covers a resealable cigarette packet […]

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ACCC challenges court’s dismissal of ‘flushable’ wipes case
Appeals July 29, 2019 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has appealed a Federal Court judgment tossing its consumer case against Kimberly-Clark over “flushable” wipes. Justice Jacqueline Gleeson threw […]

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