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Condom maker Ansell settles SKYN trade mark spat with cosmetic clinic
Intellectual Property July 17, 2019 1:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ansell has settled a dispute with a Perth cosmetic clinic over its proposed registration of the trade mark ‘SKYN Love The Skyn You’re In’, after […]

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Monster Energy takes another shot at blocking monster wheels trade mark
Intellectual Property July 17, 2019 4:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Beverage giant Monster Energy has appealed a ruling that allowed a company associated with leading tyre retailer Bob Jane T-Mart to register trade marks for its Monster brand alloy wheels.

Claims of stolen docs at heart of new suit against Pfizer over vaccine patent
Intellectual Property July 16, 2019 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Merck Sharp & Dohme has claimed ownership of a Pfizer patent related to the blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine, after a doctor who moved between the pharmaceutical companies and is listed as an author on the patent allegedly accessed confidential Merck documents before jumping ship to Pfizer.

IOOF CFO slams disqualification case as ‘egregious’ example of impulsive enforcement
Financial Services July 16, 2019 5:12 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for IOOF chief financial officer David Coulter have dismissed APRA’s allegations that he breached his superannuation duties as commercially “naïve”, “absolutely desperate” and a “most egregious example” of impulsive regulatory enforcement action.

Subpoena not a ‘garden party invitation’: judge in pelvic mesh class action warns doctor groups
Class Actions July 16, 2019 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge overseeing the pelvic mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has questioned why three doctor’s professional bodies tried to negotiate court orders requiring them to hand over their member lists, agreeing the supboena was “not a garden party invitation”.

Chris Gayle defeats defamation appeal by publishers despite lawyer going ‘too far’ at trial
Appeals July 16, 2019 4:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

The publishers of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times have lost an appeal of a $300,000 defamation award to cricketer Chris Gayle, despite the appeals court finding Gayle’s barrister had gone “too far” in his submissions to the jury.

Geoffrey Rush briefs new top silk to fight Nationwide defamation appeal
Defamation July 15, 2019 11:28 am By Amelia Birnie

Actor Geoffrey Rush is pulling out all the stops in his bid to uphold his record $2.9 million defamation judgment against Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide […]

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Norton Rose loses bid for summary dismissal of sex discrimination case
Employment July 15, 2019 2:21 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former Norton Rose Fulbright manager who accused employees of the global law firm of bullying her and suggesting “wives were supposed to stay in […]

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Judge wants contradictor’s view on Sydney light rail common fund
Class Actions July 15, 2019 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the Sydney light rail class action has ordered that a contradictor be appointed to weigh in on a proposed common fund order, […]

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Merck Sharp & Dohme loses key battle in trade mark case ahead of trial
Intellectual Property July 15, 2019 8:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has barred US drug company Merck Sharp & Dohme from denying that an agreement made with German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA was governed […]

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