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Vogue publisher loses battle at IP Australia over trade mark for bathroom supplies
Intellectual Property 2021-01-19 11:48 am By Christine Caulfield

The publisher of American fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue has failed in its challenge against registration of a ‘Vogue’ trade mark for bathroom supplies, with […]

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Hells Angels unleashes trade mark lawsuit against Redbubble over face masks
Intellectual Property 2021-01-08 10:35 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Australian chapter of the Hells Angels bikie gang is once again going after online marketplace Redbubble for alleged intellectual property infringement, this time over […]

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Lorna Jane faces ACCC action over anti-virus activewear claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-21 3:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The ACCC has taken legal action against women’s activewear company Lorna Jane for allegedly representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in […]

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Delegate deflates Ann Taylor’s opposition to Nike’s ‘Aeroloft’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-12 1:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US women’s clothing retailer Ann Taylor has come up short in its opposition to Nike’s bid to register the ‘Aeroloft’ mark for its brand of […]

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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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Designer hit with indemnity costs for bikini trade mark suit that ‘cried out to be settled’
Intellectual Property 2020-09-28 4:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Women’s fashion designer Pinnacle Runway must pay indemnity costs for pursuing what a judge has described as an “ill-advised” trade mark infringement lawsuit against a […]

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ACCC claims Freedom Furniture misled consumers about refund rights
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-07 6:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Freedom Furniture has paid penalties of $25,200 after being hit with two infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly misleading customers […]

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Procter & Gamble drops spat with Colgate-Palmolive over whitening toothpaste ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-17 1:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has dropped a lawsuit accusing competitor Colgate-Palmolive of breaching consumer laws by making false claims about the performance of […]

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False teeth claims: Procter & Gamble sues Colgate over whitening toothpaste
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-07 10:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Personal care giant Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit alleging competitor Colgate-Palmolive has violated the consumer law by falsely claiming that its whitening toothpaste […]

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Full Court flushes ACCC appeal of wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-15 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has thrown out the ACCC’s challenge to a ruling dismissing its case alleging Kimberly-Clark made misleading representations about its flushable wipes. […]

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