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SC Johnson, Reckitt squash dispute over Raid Max ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-13 3:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has resolved its lawsuit against US consumer goods giant SC Johnson over allegedly misleading ads touting its “can’t miss” Raid Max insecticide, just […]

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IP Australia on the Rolling Stones’ side in trade mark battle over ‘Jagger & Stone’
Intellectual Property 2021-03-30 9:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Rolling Stones has successfully opposed registration of the ‘Jagger & Stone’ clothing trade mark in Australia, with a delegate finding the name was designed […]

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L’Oreal opposition to Lore Perfumery trade mark doesn’t pass the smell test
Intellectual Property 2021-03-25 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has lost its opposition to Melbourne-based Lore Perfumery’s ‘Lore’ trade mark, with an IP Australia delegate finding that L’Oreal’s strong reputation made […]

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ACCC detergent cartel case not doomed to fail, court says in refusing Cussons indemnity costs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-22 5:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, with a judge saying the consumer watchdog’s case over an alleged laundry detergent […]

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Lawsuit targets cruelty-free cosmetics company spruiked by Celeste Barber
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-18 8:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A vegan, cruelty-free makeup company whose products are promoted by comedian Celeste Barber has been taken to court by a US company for allegedly selling […]

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‘Disturbing number of similarities’: Judge slaps interim injunction on ‘RestQ’ trade mark use
Intellectual Property 2021-03-17 8:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has issued an injunction temporarily barring use of the RestQ trade mark on sleep products sold by Martin & Pleasance because of a […]

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Sparke Helmore’s ‘escalating legal costs’ made Nick Scali switch to Allens, court told
Business of Law 2021-03-10 2:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Sparke Helmore has been accused of failing to heed concerns from client Nick Scali about “escalating legal costs” in an intellectual property lawsuit, […]

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Surfstitch class action lawyers’ conduct not ‘egregious’, but payout should be capped, judge says
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a settlement in two shareholder class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch, but has capped the legal costs and commissions […]

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Priceline staring down class action by irate pharmacy franchisees
Franchise 2021-02-22 6:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmacy giant Priceline is the target of an “imminent” class action, with a group of dissatisfied franchisees accusing the company of exercising an “overly prescriptive” […]

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Kimberly-Clark agrees to pay $200,000 penalty in flushable wipes case
ACCC 2021-02-12 1:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

US consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark has agreed to pay $200,000 for misleading ‘Made in Australia’ representations made on its ‘flushable’ wipes. During a Friday hearing, […]

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