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Judge tosses Caltex trade mark case, says Chevron does not own colour red
Intellectual Property 2021-06-08 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chevron has mostly failed in its lawsuit accusing Australian petrol station company Ampol of infringing its Caltex trade marks, with a judge finding that Chevron’s […]

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Ampol hits back at Chevron in trade mark trial over Caltex brand
Intellectual Property 2021-04-19 8:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Petrol station operator Ampol has denied accusations by US oil giant Chevron that it is misusing Caltex branding on 175 of its service stations, on […]

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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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SC Johnson, Reckitt squash dispute over Raid Max ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-13 3:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has resolved its lawsuit against US consumer goods giant SC Johnson over allegedly misleading ads touting its “can’t miss” Raid Max insecticide, just […]

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Capilano Honey, CEO awarded $175,000 in ‘toxic honey’ defamation case
Defamation 2021-03-30 2:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The manufacturer of Capilano honey has won its lawsuit alleging defamation over articles that called the product “toxic” and “polluted”. In a judgment handed down […]

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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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Judge fast-tracks Chevron’s high stakes case against Ampol over Caltex trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-01-15 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark dispute between US oil giant Chevron and Australian petrol station operator Ampol has been set down for an expedited hearing in April, […]

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Raid bug spray maker SC Johnson mulls strikeout bid to swat Reckitt’s case over ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-17 3:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based consumer goods giant SC Johnson & Son has foreshadowed a bid to strike out a case filed by Reckitt Benckiser over its Raid Max […]

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Reckitt’s ‘weak’ case dooms bid to kill Raid Max ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-14 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed an attempt by a Reckitt Benckiser unit to block Raid insect spray ads by rival SC Johnson, saying the consumer goods […]

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Hungry Jack’s stands by ’25 per cent more beef’ claim in McDonald’s burger battle
Intellectual Property 2020-10-27 7:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Hungry Jack’s is doubling down on its claim that its ‘Big Jack’ burger has 25 per cent more beef than rival McDonald’s ‘Big Mac’, denying […]

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