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SmileDirectClub can’t get its facts straight, Invisalign claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-07 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners has sued competitor SmileDirectClub for allegedly misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth […]

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ACCC launches case against Booktopia over ‘misleading’ refund policy
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-10 9:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched proceedings against online book retailer Booktopia for allegedly making false or misleading statements about consumers’ rights to […]

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Cosmetics brand Mecca wins contract spat with Hourglass over COVID-19 closures
COVID-19 2021-12-02 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian beauty and skincare retailer Mecca has triumphed in a lawsuit brought against US makeup brand Hourglass, which tried to terminate an exclusive distribution agreement […]

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Detergent buyers don’t confuse Finish, Somat brands, trade mark trial hears
Intellectual Property 2021-11-16 6:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of Somat dishwashing products has hit back at allegations of trade mark infringement, telling a court the prominent brand name on its range […]

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Cotton On takes rival to court over ‘unjustifiable’ litigation threats
Intellectual Property 2021-11-15 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian clothing retailer Cotton On has taken rival surf and streetwear brand Ghanda to court over “unjustifiable” and “groundless” accusations of copyright and trade mark […]

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Is it infringement if no one saw it? Hells Angels, Redbubble TM case to raise novel issue
Intellectual Property 2021-11-02 1:02 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A novel issue of liability has been raised in a trademark dispute between Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation and Redbubble, with the online retailer claiming a […]

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‘BS free’ makeup brand MCoBeauty accused of lying to consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-19 2:45 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The manufacturer of the popular 1000Hour Lash & Brow Dye has accused “luxe-for-less” cosmetics company MCoBeauty of infringing its trade mark with its new 2000 […]

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‘Shit hot tradie’ trade mark not so hot, delegate finds
Intellectual Property 2021-10-05 4:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In a victory for Tradie briefs manufacturer Sojo, a delegate has shot down clothing start-up Rebel Power’s bid to trade mark the words ‘shit hot […]

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Katy Perry wins bid to withdraw ‘wrong’ admission in trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-09-24 2:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

US singer Katy Perry can withdraw an admission in a trade mark infringement case that licensing her brand to Target and Myer constituted use, with […]

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Puma launches appeal against Caterpillar trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-09-15 11:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Sportswear brand Puma has launched an appeal against a Federal Court decision that found it’s ‘Procat’ trade mark was deceptively similar to US machinery manufacturer […]

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