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Cotton On reaches settlement in copyright stoush with streetwear rival
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 10:46 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Cotton On has settled court proceedings brought against rival surf and streetwear label Ghanda for threatening it with a copyright and trade mark infringement lawsuit. […]

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Late evidence allowed in Myer JV spat after $100K error by lawyer, expert
Contracts 2022-05-16 5:00 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has allowed the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over a Myer joint venture to tender extra evidence, after a $100,000 miscalculation was discovered during […]

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Noni B owner must fork over docs over potential Spam Act violations
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-05-16 3:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mosaic Brands has lost its appeal of a ruling ordering it to comply with a request for documents from the Australian Communications and Media Authority […]

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Seeing red: Priceline can’t trade mark signature pink
Intellectual Property 2022-05-06 11:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Discount pharmacy Priceline cannot trade mark the signature bright pink that adorns it shopfront signs and awnings, an IP Australia delegate has found. Priceline failed […]

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Trivago hit with $44.7M penalty for ‘highly misleading’ hotel deals
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-22 10:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has slapped Trivago with $44.7 million in penalties for a “startlingly misleading” rankings system used on its travel comparison website which it reaped […]

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7-Eleven class action lawyer accused of retaliation, deliberate late billing
Class Actions 2022-03-30 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A solicitor running two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven “retaliated” against a group member who objected to a $98 million settlement and issued a late […]

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Romeo’s class action settlement issues put approval in doubt, judge says
Class Actions 2022-03-30 6:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Questions raised about the structure of a settlement of two wage class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s don’t just threaten to reduce the law firm’s […]

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Contradictor backs $98M class action settlement given 7-Eleven’s ‘significant’ risk of losing at trial
Class Actions 2022-03-29 10:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A $98 million settlement reached in two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven is “appropriate” given the likelihood that the convenience store giant would have lost […]

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7-Eleven class action funder’s commission should be cut by $10M, court told
Class Actions 2022-03-28 7:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Litigation funder Galactic should receive a $15 million commission for its work on two franchisee class actions against convenience store giant 7-Eleven, instead of the […]

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Peters served with $12M penalty for exclusive dealing
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-03-25 1:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Peters Ice Cream has been hit with a $12 million penalty after admitting to entering an anti-competitive exclusive agreement for distribution of its single serve […]

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