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General Mills says price hikes violated Old El Paso agreement
Food and Beverage 2023-05-08 11:48 pm By Gareth Baker

Consumer food giant General Mills is suing relish maker Baxters, alleging breach of an agreement to manufacture Old El Paso products for sale in Australia. […]

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Class action can’t grill Noumi lawyer on legal privilege claims over PwC docs
Securities 2023-05-02 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The applicants in a shareholder class action against the former Freedom Foods have failed in a bid to cross-examine Noumi’s inhouse counsel on affidavits swearing […]

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‘Excessive’ costs by Nando’s top tier law firm for simple exam chopped by 72%
Franchises 2023-04-27 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The costs billed by Nando’s Australia’s law firm for work on a “straightforward” judgment debtor examination of a franchisee — totalling almost a fifth of […]

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IP Australia shreds cheese makers’ opposition to ‘parmesan’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2023-04-27 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A consortium of parmigiano reggiano producers has lost its opposition to registration of a parmesan trade mark in Australia by an international group dedicated to […]

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Facebook ad shows use of ‘Motherland’ trade mark, High Court told
High Court 2023-04-24 10:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has been asked to weigh in on whether online ads targeting Australian consumers can be the basis for a trade mark registration, […]

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Vittoria can’t transfer IP spat over Moccona instant coffee jar
Intellectual Property 2023-04-17 4:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Coffee brand Vittoria can’t transfer a case over the trade mark for rival Moccona’s instant coffee jar from one Federal Court registry to another, with […]

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Monster Energy hit with patent infringement suit over branded pull tabs
Intellectual Property 2023-04-13 2:48 pm By Sam Matthews

Monster Energy has been sued by an inventor who claims that the beverage giant infringed his patent for laser etched pull tabs like those used […]

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Moccona’s instant coffee jar trade mark should be cancelled, Vittoria says
Intellectual Property 2023-04-05 12:25 pm By Sam Matthews

Moccona’s instant coffee jar shape trade mark should be cancelled because the mark is functional and can’t distinguish the company’s goods, the owner of coffee […]

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Bellamy’s says ex-CEO sacked for poor performance, not discrimination
Employment 2023-04-03 11:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Baby food producer Bellamy’s has hit back at a $400,000 lawsuit by its former chief executive officer, saying she was sacked because of “poor financial […]

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Judge rejects bid for second opt out notice in Merivale class action
Class Actions 2023-03-27 3:27 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing a $129 million underpayments class action against hospitality giant Merivale has rejected a bid for a second round of opt out notices, […]

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