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Patents for ubiquitous fruit containers are valid, judge rules
Intellectual Property 2018-05-02 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A company that owns two innovation patents covering the produce containers found in grocery stores across Australia has successfully defended the validity of the inventions […]

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Souvenir supplier sold fake Aboriginal art, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-22 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has accused an Aboriginal art and souvenir supplier of sourcing its products from Indonesia but falsely claiming they were made or hand painted […]

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Woolworths wins appeal of FWC’s extension in unfair dismissal case
Employment 2018-03-21 9:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A full bench of the Fair Work Commission on Wednesday overturned a decision extending the time allowed for a Woolworths’ employee to lodge an unfair […]

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Retail Food Group faces 2nd potential investor class action
Class Actions 2018-03-06 7:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Class action firm Maurice Blackburn is calling for investors to join a lawsuit against Retail Food Group accusing the franchise giant of misleading the market […]

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ACCC serves Woolworths suit over ‘eco’ plates
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-02 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator has taken Woolworths to court, saying it made deceptive claims to consumers about the biodegradability of its ‘eco’ line of picnic products. […]

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Pental admits wipes were not ‘flushable’, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-26 6:15 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Consumer goods maker Pental Ltd has admitted it made false representations about the “flushability” of its toilet wipes and will face a court hearing on […]

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Fitbit trademark suit should move to SA, billionaire says
Intellectual Property 2018-02-20 7:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Fitbit suit challenging two trademarks owned by South Australian convenience store king Yasser Shahin should be moved to South Australia, Shahin has told a […]

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ACCC appeals loss in laundry detergent cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-20 2:51 pm By Jennifer Cooke

The ACCC has lodged an appeal against the Federal Court’s dismissal last year of its sweeping cartel action against laundry detergent manufacturer PZ Cussons, which […]

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Myer wins costs in Chadstone lease spat
Real Estate 2018-02-16 8:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Myer and its law firm Clayton Utz have won a ruling from the Supreme Court of Victoria ordering the department store’s landlords at Chadstone Shopping […]

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Billabong judge sets shareholder meeting to ok sale
Corporate 2018-02-14 12:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court judge overseeing the sale of Billabong has set a March date for a meeting of shareholders to weigh the company’s proposed sale […]

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