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Chinese co’s $1.5B acquisition of Bellamy’s baby food empire gets the green light
Corporate November 15, 2019 12:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has conditionally approved a $1.5 billion acquisition of all shares in baby food and milk formula manufacturer Bellamy’s Australia by a Hong […]

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Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance
Expert Insights November 14, 2019 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer […]

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Monster Energy takes on ‘mother’ of a trade mark battle
Intellectual Property November 13, 2019 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has launched another Federal Court case against Vittoria Food & Beverage seeking to block the coffee maker from trading on the popularity of […]

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Hashtag can’t save Lidl’s geographical trade mark
Intellectual Property November 11, 2019 10:30 pm By Hannah Gee

German supermarket chain Lidl has lost a bid to register #santaclara as a trade mark in Australia, with a delegate saying the addition of the […]

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‘Mother’ consumers know best: IP Australia shuts down Monster Energy’s trade mark opposition
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has lost its opposition to coffee company Vittoria Food & Beverage’s proposed ‘Mothersky’ trade mark, with a delegate of the Trade Marks Office […]

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Domino’s can’t block funder from viewing unredacted docs in class action
Class Actions November 5, 2019 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has rejected an “unusual” confidentiality regime proposed by Domino’s Pizza Enterprises which would have resulted in restricted access to discovered documents for […]

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Mexican chain tries to block Taco Bell’s Australian expansion
Intellectual Property November 1, 2019 12:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Mexican restaurant franchise is waging a high-stakes courtroom battle to block US fast food giant Taco Bell from moving ahead with plans to set […]

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a2 Milk looks to turn trade mark losses around in Federal Court
Intellectual Property October 28, 2019 10:54 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The a2 Milk Company has filed a challenge to a competitor’s winning bid to trade mark a phrase containing “a2”, its third lawsuit in Federal […]

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Monster Energy fights removal of ‘mother’ trade mark
Intellectual Property October 25, 2019 5:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Beverage giant Monster Energy has launched a Federal Court challenge to the removal of its ‘mother loaded iced coffee’ trade mark, part of a portfolio […]

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Bean there, done that: Lavazza says it used ‘oro’ trade mark before Vittoria
Intellectual Property October 22, 2019 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Italian coffee manufacturer Lavazza has hit back against trade mark infringement allegations by Australian rival Vittoria over use of the word ‘oro’, saying Vittoria’s two […]

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