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Atomic coffee machine distributor roasted in appeal of trade mark decision
Intellectual Property January 15, 2019 8:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian distributor of Atomic coffee machines has lost a Federal Court appeal of an IP Australia decision allowing the registration of the Atomic trade […]

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Takata air bag class actions can claim car makers’ silence was deceptive
Class Actions December 12, 2018 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven class actions against auto makers that sold cars equipped with defective Takata airbags can allege the car makers’ silence constituted misleading and deceptive conduct. […]

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Commonwealth slams Otsuka’s ‘inconsistent’ defences in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property December 10, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth has urged the court to strike out the “inconsistent” pleadings of pharmaceutical firms Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb in a patent case over the […]

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Otsuka defence threatened in Abilify patent case
Intellectual Property November 5, 2018 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth of Australia is weighing a bid to strike out Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s defence as the government seeks lost subsidies after an almost seven-year long […]

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Generic drug cos. win trial against Wyeth over Effexor delay
Intellectual Property October 30, 2018 3:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Wyeth must pay a group of generic drug companies for the harm they suffered after the drug maker won interlocutory injunctions blocking their plans to […]

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VW faces class action over Takata airbags
Class Actions October 29, 2018 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Quinn Emanuel has filed a class action against Volkswagen over cars fitted with defective Takata airbags, the seventh class action filed by the firm in […]

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Appeals court to hear BMW common fund challenge in Takata class actions
Product Liability October 22, 2018 7:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge said Monday it will refer to the Court of Appeal a challenge by car giant BMW to a common fund […]

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Wyeth resolves Commonwealth’s claims over generic Effexor delay
Intellectual Property October 18, 2018 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Commonwealth of Australia has resolved its claims against pharmaceutical giant Wyeth over the price it paid to list Effexor on the PBS, months after […]

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Sportsbet wins dismissal of ‘snakeman’ trade mark suit
Entertainment October 16, 2018 9:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sportsbet has won the dismissal of a trade mark lawsuit brought by a Melbourne-based snake handler who goes by the name of “snakeman” over an […]

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US sports site tackles Aussie rival with IP suit
Intellectual Property October 9, 2018 4:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A US sports news website founded by former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter featuring content by athletes has filed a lawsuit alleging an Australian sports site […]

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