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Game over for Monster Energy’s opposition to ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-19 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down Monster Energy’s opposition to Japanese software company Mixi registering the ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark in Australia for its popular video […]

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Judge consolidates class actions against Treasury Wine, appoints referee to police costs
Class Actions 2020-10-15 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has agreed to consolidate two shareholder class actions against Treasury Wine Estates over an earnings downgrade in January and will let two law […]

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Melbourne cafe files latest salvo in dispute over $1M legal bill
Business of Law 2020-10-07 3:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The owner of Melbourne’s Barfly’s, which has been sued by its former law firm for unpaid fees relating to a $2.4 million settlement negotiated for […]

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‘Battle of the burgers’: McDonald’s fires up claim over cheeky Hungry Jack’s ad
Intellectual Property 2020-10-02 11:18 am By Miklos Bolza

Fast food giant McDonald’s will expand its lawsuit against rival Hungry Jack’s to bring a misleading and deceptive conduct allegation over an ad that claims […]

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Freedom Foods takes US almond giant to court over souring milk deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-01 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian food manufacturer Freedom Foods has taken US almond supplier Blue Diamond to court over a disputed licencing deal under which it sells Almond Breeze […]

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McDonald’s may get served with class action over rest breaks
Class Actions 2020-09-30 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers and the union representing Australia’s fast food workers are investigating a possible class action against McDonald’s for allegedly failing to provide employees with […]

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Sour grapes: Accolade appeals loss over Burge kids’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2020-09-28 8:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian arm of global winemaker Accolade Wines has filed Federal Court proceedings opposing three trade mark applications by the children of a South Australian […]

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What’s the big deal? Hungry Jack’s stands by ‘Big Jack’ burger in face of McDonald’s suit
Intellectual Property 2020-09-25 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hungry Jack’s is defending its ‘Big Jack’ against trade mark infringement claims by US fast-food chain McDonald’s, saying the burger’s moniker incorporates its founder’s name […]

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‘Some American burger’: Hungry Jack’s ad pokes fun at McDonald’s trade mark lawsuit
Intellectual Property 2020-09-11 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hungry Jack’s has released a new television ad making fun of a McDonald’s lawsuit alleging its new ‘Big Jack’ burger violates the US fast food […]

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Hungry Jack’s ‘bemused’ by McDonald’s trade mark lawsuit
Intellectual Property 2020-09-07 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hungry Jack’s has struck back at allegations that it deliberately copied the look of McDonald’s classic ‘Big Mac’ with its new ‘Big Jack’ burger, saying […]

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