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Full Court gives Branhaven another shot at bovine gene patent
Intellectual Property 2020-10-09 3:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s leading livestock group cannot block US company Branhaven from amending its application for a bovine genome patent, which the group has worried could harm […]

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High Court won’t hear Rokt appeal on software patentability
Intellectual Property 2020-10-08 9:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to weigh in on the patentability of software, rejecting e-commerce company Rokt’s bid for review of a decision striking down […]

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Viagogo slugged with $7M penalty for duping customers on ‘industrial scale’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-02 2:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Viagogo has been ordered to pay a $7 million penalty for misleading customers into thinking the ticket reseller was an official vendor and failing to […]

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‘Battle of the burgers’: McDonald’s fires up claim over cheeky Hungry Jack’s ad
Intellectual Property 2020-10-02 11:18 am By Miklos Bolza

Fast food giant McDonald’s will expand its lawsuit against rival Hungry Jack’s to bring a misleading and deceptive conduct allegation over an ad that claims […]

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Hanwha can amend solar patent at centre of IP feud with rivals
Intellectual Property 2020-08-31 4:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has granted a bid by global solar cell manufacturer Hanwha to amend the patent behind its solar technology at the centre of […]

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Ripple blocked from advertising to Australians in PayID trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property 2020-08-28 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has issued an order restraining US blockchain company Ripple Labs from advertising its PayID system to Aussies, two days after the company agreed […]

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Ripple Labs to rebrand in face of PayID trade mark lawsuit
Intellectual Property 2020-08-26 4:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

US blockchain technology firm Ripple Labs has said that it will rebrand and block access to allegedly infringing websites as it seeks to rapidly resolve […]

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Owner of PayID trade mark sues cryptocurrency company Ripple Labs
Intellectual Property 2020-08-25 6:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

The company behind the ubiquitous mobile banking PayID system has filed Federal Court trade mark proceedings against a US blockchain technology firm over its global […]

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Procter & Gamble drops spat with Colgate-Palmolive over whitening toothpaste ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-17 1:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has dropped a lawsuit accusing competitor Colgate-Palmolive of breaching consumer laws by making false claims about the performance of […]

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Tile maker Ceramiche wins trade mark fight with Caesarstone after ‘honest use’ ruling
Intellectual Property 2020-07-29 3:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Tile maker Ceramiche Caesar has prevailed in its challenge to a judge’s ruling allowing building products manufacturer Caesarstone to register two trade marks despite a […]

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