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Asahi’s $16B deal to buy CUB gets competition approval with sell-off
Corporate April 1, 2020 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog has signed off on the $16 billion acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries by Asahi after the Japanese beer giant offered to […]

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ACCC approves Coles bid for chilled meals company
Corporate March 25, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved Coles’ planned acquisition of chilled meals supplier Jewel, saying the sale was better for competition than the […]

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ACCC allows supermarkets to join forces to combat panic buying
Competition & Consumer Protection March 24, 2020 7:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the go-ahead for supermarkets to work together immediately to ensure consumers have access to fresh food and […]

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Lion hits WA store with trade mark lawsuit over ‘offensive’ t-shirt
Intellectual Property March 17, 2020 8:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Beer giant Lion has slapped a WA retailer with a trade mark lawsuit over an offensive t-shirt that features the mark for its Emu Export […]

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Judge approves Bellamy’s $49.7M settlement of shareholder class actions
Class Actions March 13, 2020 11:13 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given his blessing to a $49.7 million settlement of two class actions that alleged infant food maker Bellamy’s misled investors about its […]

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Bega did not waive legal professional privilege by probing cancer-stricken witness
Intellectual Property March 9, 2020 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra Brands has been blocked from accessing documents recording a witness statement made and later disputed by Bega’s executive chairman, in a dispute between the […]

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Asahi offers to divest brands to avoid bitter dispute with ACCC over $16B CUB takeover
Competition & Consumer Protection February 28, 2020 3:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Japanese beer giant Asahi has offered to divest key beer and cider brands in a bid to convince the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission to […]

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Penfolds maker shuts down another Chinese knockoff
Intellectual Property February 28, 2020 2:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Trade Marks Office has granted another victory to Treasury Wine Estates in its ongoing battle against Chinese firm seeking to misappropriate the Penfolds […]

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‘Cheeky’ and deceptively similar: Down N’ Out infringed In-N-Out Burger’s trade mark, judge says
Intellectual Property February 26, 2020 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Australian burger chain launched as a tribute to the popular American burger franchise In-N-Out has lost a trade mark infringement lawsuit, with a judge […]

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ACCC approves Lion Dairy & Drinks acquisition by Hong Kong dairy firm
Competition & Consumer Protection February 21, 2020 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has approved Hong Kong-based China Mengniu Dairy Company’s acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks, saying the deal was not likely to substantially lessen […]

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