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Acai berry co. ends case alleging Aussie duo stole Amazon narrative
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2018 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

California-based acai berry company Sambazon Inc. has resolved legal action that accused its former Australian distributors of co-opting the company’s Amazonian narrative to promote a […]

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Common shapes don’t distinguish Italian meat co.’s trade mark, delegate finds
Intellectual Property November 12, 2018 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Italian deli meat producer AIA has lost its opposition to a trade mark application by competing salumi manufacturer Borgo, with the Registrar of Trade marks […]

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Domino’s, Precision Tracking lay down swords in battle over GPS patents
Intellectual Property October 22, 2018 11:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Domino’s Pizza and Precision Tracking have reached a settlement on the eve of trial in a hard-fought battle by the US pizza giant to invalidate […]

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Goodman Fielder fights bid to have pasta trade marks deregistered
Intellectual Property October 16, 2018 11:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has shot back against claims by rival Conga Foods that six of its trade marks for pasta products should be deregistered […]

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Court cans Asahi bid for docs to probe consumer claims against Gloria Jeans owner
Competition & Consumer Protection October 15, 2018 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Asahi Beverages has lost a bid for preliminary discovery to consider whether it should bring misleading and deceptive conduct claims against a unit of Retail […]

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Aussie wine label regime floated to fight copycats
Intellectual Property September 24, 2018 11:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has proposed a wine label directory meant to safeguard the intellectual property of Australian wine makers by making […]

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Scotch Whisky is generic, can’t be trademarked, court told
Intellectual Property September 17, 2018 4:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing a trade mark infringement lawsuit for selling products under the name Scotch Whisky, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has filed a claim of its […]

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Shareholders to contest Bellamy’s cost-capping bid in class actions
Class Actions September 14, 2018 2:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

A sought-after court order by organic baby food maker Bellamy’s to limit legal costs in two class actions won’t come without a fight, a barrister […]

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Mars melts Kraft’s patent for heat-resistant chocolate
Intellectual Property September 13, 2018 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Confectionery giant Mars has successfully opposed an application by Kraft Foods for an Australian patent for chocolate that doesn’t melt in the summer months. IP […]

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