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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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No more jail time for ex-Kleenmaid director labelled ‘a man of greed’ by judge
White Collar 2022-03-21 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The founder of whitegoods distributor Kleenmaid, who won a retrial after being sentenced to nine years for fraud and insolvent trading, will not spend any […]

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Redbubble can’t dodge Hells Angels trade mark infringement claims
Intellectual Property 2022-03-08 6:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Online marketplace Redbubble cannot rely on the terms of a settlement with the US chapter of Hells Angels to avoid trade mark infringement claims by […]

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MCoBeauty drops ‘2000 hour’ eye makeup brand to settle trade mark suit
Intellectual Property 2022-03-02 12:33 pm By Sam Matthews

Cosmetics company MCoBeauty has reached a settlement with the maker of the popular 1000Hour Lash & Brow Dye kit in a case alleging  “deliberate and […]

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Ugg owner wins IP case against Aussie shoe retailer
Intellectual Property 2022-02-01 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of Ugg footwear has successfully opposed an application by an Australian shoe seller to register a trade mark containing the word ‘ugg’, but […]

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