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Sydney Opera House says China trade group copied trade mark in bad faith
Intellectual Property 2021-04-14 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark application by a China Australia trade association contains an “identical copy” of the Sydney Opera House’s sail design, the trust behind the […]

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Conga Foods appeals loss in La Famiglia trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-04-14 2:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pasta distributor Conga Foods is challenging a ruling that dashed its bid to register its ‘La Famiglia Rana’ trade mark in Australia.

Novartis wins injunction to stop generic version of blockbuster MS drug, for now
Intellectual Property 2021-04-12 2:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Swiss drug giant Novartis has secured an injunction temporarily blocking drug maker Pharmacor from launching a generic version of the company’s top-selling MS drug Gilenya […]

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Big Jack dispute between McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s heats up after mediation fails
Intellectual Property 2021-03-19 7:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A dispute is cooking over Hungry Jack’s claim its Big Jack burger has 25 per cent more Aussie beef than the Big Mac, with McDonald’s […]

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‘Bit of a stretch’: Judge looks dimly on Squirrel’s defence in ASIC case
Financial Services 2021-03-12 4:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned fintech company Squirrel Super’s defence in ASIC’s case alleging it made false and misleading statements about returns on property investments, saying […]

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Full Court dashes Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s hopes of saving ‘community bank’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-03-11 4:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has lost its appeal of a ruling that revoked its 22-year-old ‘community bank’ trade mark, with the Full Federal Court agreeing […]

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Viagogo seeks stay of $7M penalty, citing ‘catastrophic effect’ of COVID-19 pandemic
Appeals 2021-02-23 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ticket reseller Viagogo is seeking a stay of a $7 million penalty in litigation brought by the ACCC in light of the “catastrophic effect” of […]

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Vagisil maker wins appeal to halt European rival’s trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-11 3:40 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The maker of Vagisil feminine hygiene products has successfully overturned a ruling that denied its bid to stop a European competitor from registering Vagisan as […]

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Goodman Fielder wins ‘La Famiglia’ trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-02-08 2:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Australasian food company Goodman Fielder has successfully challenged a bid by Conga Foods and an Italian pasta producer to register the ‘La Famiglia’ trade mark […]

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Death causes six-month delay of trial in Merck, Pfizer vaccine patent dispute
Intellectual Property 2021-02-03 5:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court has delayed a 15-day hearing in a pneumococcal vaccine patent dispute between Merck Sharp & Dohme and Pfizer after the sudden death […]

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