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Aged care provider Estia Health hit with shareholder class action
Class Actions July 17, 2019 2:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

Residential aged care provider Estia Health says it will “vigorously defend” a class action filed by Phi Finney McDonald on behalf of shareholders who allege […]

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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 the Australian rubber latex manufacturer argued it was substantially identical to four of its condom trade marks.

Kylie Jenner selfie injunction would intrude on ‘personal freedom’, judge says
Intellectual Property July 17, 2019 6:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to order the removal of a selfie photograph with model Kylie Jenner from the personal Instagram account of a party to a commercial dispute with a trendy Australian sunglasses retailer, saying such an injunction would intrude on the account holder’s “personal freedom”.

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.

Delegate says A2 milk common meaning bars ‘true A2’ trade mark
Intellectual Property July 16, 2019 3:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The phrase true A2 is not inherently adapted to distinguish the A2 Milk Company’s products because A2 milk is commonly understood to signify less allergenic dairy products that do not contain the A1 protein, according to a now-published ruling that’s already been appealed by the dairy company.

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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