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Kmart settles Jellycat lawsuit over knockoff ‘Bashful Bunny’
Intellectual Property 2022-07-25 2:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Kmart Australia has resolved a case brought by UK-based Jellycat that accused the retailer of selling knockoffs of the plush toy designer’s signature ‘Bashful Bunny’. […]

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New laws needed to protect Indigenous cultural IP: report
Intellectual Property 2022-07-19 4:38 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Productivity Commission has called for new laws that would allow traditional owners to take legal action when their cultural property is used without permission […]

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2XU sacked HR manager who queried boss over illicit drug use, suit says
Employment 2022-06-21 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

2XU has been taken to court by its former head of human resources, who claims she was fired by the popular sportswear brand for investigating […]

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Amazon settles pregnancy discrimination suit by factory worker
Employment 2022-05-27 10:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Amazon has settled a lawsuit accusing the e-commerce giant of violating the Fair Work Act by refusing to give an applicant a job because was […]

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Seeley challenge to ‘natural cool air’ trade mark gets chilly reception
Intellectual Property 2022-05-27 3:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Air-conditioning giant Seeley is appealing a decision by IP Australia shooting down its bid to block a father-son team from registering their ‘Natural Cool Air’ […]

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Uniden found to have infringed radio design patent of rival GME
Intellectual Property 2022-05-23 3:29 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found that Uniden infringed rival GME’s design patent for a handheld radio, derailing the company’s plan for an Australian launch of two […]

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Clothing retailer Tiger Mist pays fine for misleading returns policy
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-13 10:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Online clothing retailer A&S Labels Pty Ltd, trading as Tiger Mist, has coughed up $26,640 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly misleading […]

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Anatomy of a bunny: Kmart defends plush rabbit in Jellycat’s knockoff suit
Intellectual Property 2022-04-11 3:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Kmart Australia and toy manufacturer Headstart International have hit back at Jellycat in a suit claiming they are selling ‘Bashful Bunny’ knockoffs, arguing the shape […]

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Nurofen maker Reckitt-Benckiser loses High Court appeal bid in Maxigesic feud
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-07 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected a special leave application by consumer goods giant Reckitt-Benckiser in its long-running battle with the maker of painkiller Maxigesic. Justices […]

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Smile Direct Club bites back in lawsuit over teeth straightener claims
ACCC 2022-04-07 10:10 pm By Sam Matthews

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners may soon face a cross-claim from competitor SmileDirectClub, which it sued for allegedly misleading consumers about the […]

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