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Bellamy’s to pay $49.7M to settle shareholder class actions
Class Actions November 27, 2019 10:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Infant food maker Bellamy’s has agreed to pay $49.7 million to settle two shareholder class actions alleging the company misled investors in 2016 about its […]

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Trade marks that copy labels of $4,000 wine registered in bad faith, delegate says
Intellectual Property November 26, 2019 9:44 am By Hannah Gee

The Trade Marks Office has found that a wine company’s attempt to register trade marks previously used by another well-known wine maker was made in […]

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Sobering moment: D’Aquino Bros barred from labeling booze as Scotch
Intellectual Property November 19, 2019 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has settled a trade mark infringement lawsuit brought by the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association, after agreeing to injunctions barring it […]

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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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