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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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Raid bug spray maker SC Johnson mulls strikeout bid to swat Reckitt’s case over ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-17 3:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based consumer goods giant SC Johnson & Son has foreshadowed a bid to strike out a case filed by Reckitt Benckiser over its Raid Max […]

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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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Dr Reddy’s alleges VC firm made false claims in head lice lotion deal talks
Corporate 2021-01-28 4:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Multinational pharmaceutical company Dr Reddy’s has launched a lawsuit against a Melbourne biotechnology company’s directors as well as venture capital firm OneVentures, alleging they sold […]

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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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Kogan fined $310,800 for violating spam laws
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-01-20 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online retailer Kogan has been fined $310,800 for sending marketing emails to more than 42 million consumers without an easy way to unsubscribe, in violation […]

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Reckitt’s ‘weak’ case dooms bid to kill Raid Max ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-14 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed an attempt by a Reckitt Benckiser unit to block Raid insect spray ads by rival SC Johnson, saying the consumer goods […]

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Vagisil maker wins appeal to halt European rival’s trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-11 3:40 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

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

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