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Chilled meals deal gets frosty reception from ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection September 5, 2019 12:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator is opposing a deal to combine two of Australia’s largest manufacturers of chilled ready meals, and fired a warning shot to companies […]

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Workers win landmark personal leave challenge against Cadbury maker Mondelez
Employment August 21, 2019 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a majority ruling that will have significant ramifications for how companies calculate employees’ personal leave days, the Full Federal Court has found that the […]

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No whey: ACCC airs concerns about Saputo bid for Lion’s Tassie cheese business
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 8:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about a proposed acquisition by Canadian dairy producer Saputo of competitor Lion Dairy’s cheese processing plants, […]

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Uber Eats makes restaurant contracts easier to swallow after ACCC scrutiny
Competition & Consumer Protection July 17, 2019 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Uber Eats will overhaul its contracts with restaurants after an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found the agreements unfairly favoured the food […]

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Drunks and prostitutes: Down N’ Out trade mark evokes Sin City, not In-N-Out, court told
Intellectual Property July 3, 2019 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s Down N’ Out Burgers has rejected claims that it appropriated the trade mark of US burger chain In-N-Out, telling a court at the close […]

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Mark Elliott’s firm appeals costs ruling in Treasury Wine class action
Appeals June 24, 2019 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A firm owned by solicitor Mark Elliot has launched an appeal challenging costs orders made against it in a stayed class action against winemaker Treasury […]

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Murray Goulburn pays $42M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions June 24, 2019 8:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

Dairy supplier Murray Goulburn has agreed to pay $42 million to settle one of two shareholder class actions over a 2016 profit forecast revision that […]

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Judge crushes Monster Energy’s opposition to monster wheel trade marks
Intellectual Property June 21, 2019 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed a company associated with leading tyre retailer Bob Jane T-Mart to register three trade marks for its brand of Monster alloy […]

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US seafood giant Trident loses appeal in trade mark row with Aussie food company
Intellectual Property June 20, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

US-based Trident Seafoods has lost a Federal Court fight with an Australian-based Asian food company over three trade marks for the word ‘Trident’. The Full […]

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A2 Milk takes Lion Dairy to court over ‘True A2’ trade mark
Intellectual Property June 27, 2019 2:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The A2 Milk Company is appealing a ruling that granted rival Lion Dairy’s opposition to its application to trade mark the phrase ‘True A2″ for […]

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