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Puma launches appeal against Caterpillar trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-09-15 11:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Sportswear brand Puma has launched an appeal against a Federal Court decision that found it’s ‘Procat’ trade mark was deceptively similar to US machinery manufacturer […]

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BlueScope meeting with rival steel distributors ‘potentially illegal’, exec tells court
Trials 2021-09-02 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis wanted no record kept of a meeting with four of the company’s competing steel distributors and warned his national […]

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Bluescope slams as ‘delusional’ ACCC evidence of cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-31 6:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope has labelled “delusional” an argument by the competition regulator that alleged correspondence from a distributor about the steel company’s suggested higher prices was evidence […]

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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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Caterpillar wins fight over Puma’s Procat trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-08-27 10:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

US machinery manufacturer Caterpillar has won its appeal of a decision approving sportswear brand Puma’s ‘Procat’ trade mark application, with a judge finding “a significant […]

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Westpac cops $10M fine in personal advice case, but doesn’t say sorry
Financial Services 2021-08-23 4:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two Westpac units have been hit with $10.5 million in fines for providing personal financial advice during a superannuation rollover campaign, with a barrister for […]

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Fund manager demands $90M from directors of collapsed property developer Steller
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-12 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of Australian funds manager One Investment Group is seeking to recoup almost $90 million in debts allegedly owed by three former directors of […]

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ASIC case over US Navy program ignores disclosure rule exceptions, Austal CEO tells court
ASIC 2021-07-08 3:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former boss of defence shipbuilder Austal, who is facing penalty proceedings by ASIC, has told a court the regulator’s case was based on information […]

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Jump swim school hit with $23M penalty for ‘very serious’ consumer law breaches
Franchise 2021-05-20 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The failed franchisor behind the Jump Swim Schools brand has been hit with a $23 million penalty for what a Federal Court judge found were […]

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Aurizon accused of flagrant copyright infringement by software giant Dassault
Intellectual Property 2021-05-17 4:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Queensland rail operator Aurizon has been sued for breach of contract and “flagrant” copyright infringement for allegedly using software produced by French software giant Dassault […]

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