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Broadcaster skewered in battle of the ‘Iron Chef’ trade marks
Intellectual Property July 6, 2020 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The television broadcaster behind the cult cooking show Iron Chef has lost its opposition to an ‘Iron Chef’ trade mark application by an Aussie food […]

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Guy Sebastian’s former manager Titus Day arrested for alleged $1.15M fraud
White Collar July 1, 2020 10:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

Police have arrested Titus Day, the former manager of pop star Guy Sebastian, over allegations he duped the singer out of $1.15 million over seven […]

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‘Groundless threats’: Sportsbet hit with cross claim in trade mark spat
Intellectual Property June 26, 2020 6:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bookmaker Sportsbetting.com.au has accused rival Sportsbet of “groundless threats” as it hit back with a cross claim in a hotly disputed trade mark lawsuit between […]

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Dreamworld operator hit with class action over 2016 tragedy
Class Actions June 19, 2020 9:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Ardent Leisure, which operates the Dreamworld theme park in Queensland, is facing a shareholder class action over a 2016 tragedy in which four people died […]

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High Court won’t hear Melco’s challenge to doc production order in Crown inquiry
Securities June 10, 2020 2:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hong Kong-based casino group Melco Resorts has lost an application for special leave to the High Court to weigh in on a ruling that a […]

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The house wins: Aristocrat beats out IP Australia in fight over slot machine patents
Intellectual Property June 5, 2020 10:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies has succeeded in its appeal of an IP Australia decision rejecting four of its gaming patents, with a judge finding they […]

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Game over: Sony to pay $3.5M for misleading PlayStation representations
Christopher Tran June 5, 2020 1:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Gaming giant Sony has agreed to pay a $3.5 million penalty to settle proceedings brought by the ACCC for making misleading consumer representations to purchasers […]

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Sportsbet fires off trade mark lawsuit against betting site
Intellectual Property June 1, 2020 3:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has filed a lawsuit against betting competitor Sportsbetting.com.au for alleged trade mark infringement and consumer law violations. Sportsbetting.com.au is engaging in misleading […]

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Sports betting companies lose challenge to $3.8M judgment
Appeals May 12, 2020 6:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has dealt Classic Bet and Best Bet a loss in their challenge to a $3.8 million judgment in a contractual dispute related […]

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‘This case makes no sense’: Judge says ‘Love Is In The Air’ infringed, but no damages owed
Intellectual Property April 27, 2020 1:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has found that an Oregon electronic music duo “flagrantly” copied the 1977 disco hit ‘Love Is In The Air’, but has rejected most […]

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