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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 […]

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Drunks and prostitutes: Down N’ Out trade mark evokes Sin City, not In-N-Out, court told
Intellectual Property July 3, 2019 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s Down N’ Out Burgers has rejected claims that it appropriated the trade mark of US burger chain In-N-Out, telling a court at the close […]

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AMS doubles down on defence in vaginal mesh class action
Class Actions July 1, 2019 11:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Medical device manufacturer American Medical Systems has reasserted that it cannot face claims under Australian consumer laws over its allegedly defective vaginal mesh products because […]

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A2 Milk takes Lion Dairy to court over ‘True A2’ trade mark
Intellectual Property June 27, 2019 2:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The A2 Milk Company is appealing a ruling that granted rival Lion Dairy’s opposition to its application to trade mark the phrase ‘True A2″ for […]

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In win for class, judge says promises in McMillan Shakespeare unit’s warranties were illusory
Class Actions June 11, 2019 11:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Promises to pay out claims under vehicle warranties issued by a unit of car leasing giant McMillan Shakespeare were illusory because of a clause that […]

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Judge hits funder-backed Appco class action with costs despite ‘no costs’ rule
Class Actions May 31, 2019 5:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has hit the applicant in a sham contracting class action against Appco with costs for forcing the company to file a defence to […]

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ASIC wins case against Vocation, former execs after 15-month wait for judgment
Securities May 31, 2019 6:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

In a win for the corporate watchdog, a court has found collapsed education provider Vocation engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and breached its continuous […]

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‘Fantastic, in the true sense of the word’: judge slams Appco class action funder’s 40% cut
Class Actions May 16, 2019 9:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has raised serious concerns about the proposed commission by the funder behind a $90 million sham contracting class action against fundraiser Appco, slamming […]

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Judge slams Copyright Agency’s $32.5M interim request from universities as ‘absurd’ and ‘unfair’
Intellectual Property May 9, 2019 2:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of 39 of Australia’s largest universities has managed to avoid paying its full $32.5 million annual fee to Copyright Agency Ltd, while a […]

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Lego resolves case with top exec who claimed his family commitments got him fired
Employment April 30, 2019 10:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Toy giant Lego has resolved an unfair dismissal lawsuit brought by a former executive who claimed he was fired after he returned to Australia early […]

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