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ACCC wins $1.5M penalty against sporting goods retailer Decathlon
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 10:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

International sporting goods giant Decathlon has been ordered to pay a $1.5 million penalty for selling hundreds of basketball hoops and inflatable swimming pools that […]

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Jailed former mayor a ‘reluctant gladiator’ in defamation case against Seven, judge says
Defamation 2021-08-06 4:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed jailed property developer Salim Mehajer’s defamation lawsuit against broadcaster Seven, saying delays in fixing significant defects in his case amounted to […]

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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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Judge advises Chevron to trim ‘window dressing’ from trade mark suit against Ampol
Intellectual Property 2021-01-14 3:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has told a unit of US energy giant Chevron Corporation to consider narrowing its trade mark dispute against Australian petrol station operator Ampol, […]

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