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Full Court parks opposition to patent for detecting parking overstays
Appeals 2021-12-09 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech company Vehicle Management Systems has come up short in its third attempt to block competitor SARB Management Group’s patent application for a magnetic parking […]

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Full Court throws out ‘mistaken’ judgment on AFT’s Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-07 6:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge was “mistaken” to find that AFT Pharmaceuticals’ ads for its painkiller Maxigesic were misleading, with the Full Federal Court ruling there was an […]

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Full Court shoots down Aristocrat’s patents for popular poker machine
Intellectual Property 2021-11-19 9:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IP Australia has won its appeal of a judge’s decision to allow four Aristocrat patents for its popular Lightning Link electronic poker machine to proceed […]

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Plastic surgeon and TikTok celeb can’t stop ABC from airing Four Corners episode
Defamation 2021-10-21 4:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A plastic surgeon followed by more than 5 million TikTok users has lost an urgent bid to block the ABC from airing an episode of […]

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Social media surgeon seeks urgent injunction ahead of Four Corners episode
Media 2021-10-20 9:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Sydney-based plastic surgeon with more than 5 million followers on TikTok has taken the ABC to court to block an upcoming episode of Four […]

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Virgin sued by union over privacy concerns linked to COVID-19 jab mandate
Employment 2021-10-08 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The aircraft engineers’ union has filed Federal Court proceedings against Virgin Australia over alleged privacy breaches relating to the airline’s enforcement of its mandatory COVID-19 […]

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Full Court confirms no statutory liability for infringement by authorisation
Expert Insights 2021-08-25 3:11 pm By Editor

In a recent decision, the Full Federal Court confirmed that a trade mark owner who merely authorises use of its trade mark cannot be subject […]

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ACCC wins $1.5M penalty against sporting goods retailer Decathlon
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 10:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

International sporting goods giant Decathlon has been ordered to pay a $1.5 million penalty for selling hundreds of basketball hoops and inflatable swimming pools that […]

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Aristocrat judge got it right in patent analysis for computer-implemented inventions, Full Court told
Intellectual Property 2021-08-11 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The right approach to determining patentability of a computer-implemented invention is to first assess whether it is more than a mere scheme or business method, […]

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a2 Milk urges court to register ‘slightly mysterious’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2021-07-27 5:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The a2 Milk Company has urged the Federal Court to allow its ‘a2 Milk’ and ‘True a2’ trade marks to be registered, arguing they’re not […]

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