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Aussie designer did not object to Katy Perry’s use of her trade mark, court told
Intellectual Property February 20, 2020 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Popstar Katy Perry has rejected claims of trade mark infringment by Sydney-based fashion designer Katie Perry, saying the designer “encouraged or acquiesced to” the singer’s […]

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Crown wins challenge to ‘impermissible’ order letting jailed staff talk to class action firm
Class Actions January 22, 2020 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown Resorts has successfully challenged a ruling allowing law firm Maurice Blackburn to communicate with 18 formerly jailed employees to gather evidence in its shareholder […]

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Major League Baseball drops trade mark case against Philip Morris
Intellectual Property December 11, 2019 4:06 pm By

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball has dropped its Federal Court case against Philip Morris over the tobacco manufacturer’s bid to extend protection for […]

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Clive Palmer ‘didn’t like the price’ of Twisted Sister licence, court hears
Intellectual Property December 4, 2019 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Billionaire and former politician Clive Palmer knew he needed a licence to use Twisted Sister’s hit song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ but went ahead […]

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Israel Folau settles dispute with Rugby Australia over dismissal 
Employment December 4, 2019 10:07 pm By

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has settled his lawsuit against Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby alleging his $5.7 million contract was unfairly terminated over homophobic […]

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Sony skips level in ACCC’s PlayStation lawsuit
Competition & Consumer Protection December 4, 2019 3:49 pm By

A Federal Court judge has vacated a hearing on liability in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s lawsuit against Sony alleging the entertainment company misled […]

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Bondi Beach bar sues Aristocrat Technologies over ‘defective’ gaming machines
Product Liability November 29, 2019 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A trendy Bondi Beach bar has dragged Aristocrat Technologies to court for allegedly selling it defective gaming machines that repeatedly froze when customers tried to […]

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Israel Folau ups damages claim against Rugby Australia to $14M
Adam Hochroth November 27, 2019 9:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Wallabies player Israel Folau, who was sacked over homophobic social media posts, has increased the damages he is seeking in his unfair dismissal case […]

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Fallen star: Walt Disney-owned Star Television loses trade mark
Intellectual Property November 27, 2019 3:45 pm By Hannah Gee

Gaming giant Star Entertainment has succeeded in its application to strip Walt Disney-owned Star Television of its registered Australian trade mark. Star Television, together with […]

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Big riffin: Jay-Z sues Aussie co over play on ’99 Problems’ hook
Intellectual Property November 26, 2019 12:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

International hip-hop superstar Jay-Z has sued an Australian children’s book manufacturer for “flagrant, glaring and contumelious” intellectual property infringement with its ‘AB to Jay-Z’ baby […]

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