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ACCC won’t block $285M merger to create IP law giant
Intellectual Property March 21, 2019 8:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the merger of two companies that own some of Australia’s largest intellectual property boutiques. The merger […]

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Secret recording prolongs ACCC, Ramsay Health trial
Competition & Consumer Protection March 14, 2019 7:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The trial in the ACCC’s case against hospital group Ramsay Health Care has doubled in length after the regulator made a late bid to enter […]

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Doctor taped meeting where Ramsay Health unit CEO made alleged threats, trial hears
Competition & Consumer Protection March 8, 2019 4:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A surgeon who was considering opening a health clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW recorded one of the meetings central to the competition watchdog’s action against […]

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Unilever appeals loss over Nivea deodorant claims
Appeals February 26, 2019 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Unilever is not ready to put its long-running consumer case against competitor Beiersdorf to rest, filing a challenge to a ruling that Beiersdorf did not […]

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Ramsay Health denies anti-competitive conduct over failed day surgery
Competition & Consumer Protection February 25, 2019 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ramsay Health Care has denied its conduct towards a group of surgeons seeking to open a rival clinic in Coffs Harbour, NSW was anti-competitive or […]

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ACCC intent on proving misuse of market power claims in Ramsay Health trial
Trials February 22, 2019 11:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The stakes will be high for the ACCC when the trial kicks off Monday in its case against Ramsay Health Care alleging the hospital giant […]

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Fairfax won’t drop suit against Network 10 over Boss trade mark
Intellectual Property February 6, 2019 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media is moving forward with a lawsuit against Network Ten over the alleged infringement of its “Boss” trade mark, even after the TV broadcaster […]

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Apple settles ‘HealthKit’ trade mark dispute with Aussie startup
Intellectual Property January 15, 2019 11:47 am By Miklos Bolza

Tech giant Apple can move forward with its plans to register the “HealthKit” trade mark for its popular health and fitness tracking app after resolving […]

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Unilever’s case over Nivea deodorant stinks, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection January 4, 2019 12:08 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Unilever’s allegations that consumer goods competitor Beiersdorf made misleading claims about its Nivea clinical strength deodorant products don’t pass the smell test, a judge has […]

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Full Court tosses ACCC appeal in Medibank disclosure case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2018 10:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost an appeal of a ruling that dismissed its case over allegedly inadequate disclosures by private health insurer […]

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