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‘One more thing’: Apple can’t stop Swatch from trade marking fave Steve Jobs phrase
Intellectual Property April 17, 2019 9:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple founder Steve Jobs’ penchant for using the phrase “One more thing” as a rhetorical flourish during his highly anticipated “Stevenote” talks — usually before […]

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Ex-Aussie Home Loan boss can’t escape $1M ruling that he duped Adcock Private Equity
Securities April 17, 2019 2:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Aussie Home Loans boss Stephen Porges has lost an appeal of a judgment ordering him to pay more than $1 million to a private […]

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James Cook University unlawfully sacked controversial climate change professor, court finds
Employment April 16, 2019 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

James Cook University unlawfully dismissed a professor who spoke out against the school and one of its scientists over its climate change views, a judge […]

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Sandoz entitled to generic Lexapro licence, IP Australia finds in blow to Lundbeck
Intellectual Property April 15, 2019 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Sandoz has secured a retroactive licence to manufacture a cheaper version of top-selling antidepressant Lexapro, the drug at the heart of a […]

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Racing Victoria sues fantasy sports betting co. PlayUp over ‘Best Bets’ trade marks
Intellectual Property April 15, 2019 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Racing Victoria has dragged fantasy sports gambling company PlayUp to court for allegedly infringing its ‘Best Bets’ trade marks. In a lawsuit filed April 9, […]

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Deloitte can’t escape class action claims over failure of Dick Smith
Class Actions April 11, 2019 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Deloitte has failed in its bid to strike out claims made in two shareholder class actions alleging it was careless in auditing the […]

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Lundbeck sues IP Australia, Sandoz to escape undertaking over Lexapro licence
Intellectual Property April 9, 2019 4:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Global pharmaceutical giant Lundbeck has launched a bid to escape a prior undertaking blocking it from appealing a court’s decision that allowed four generic drug […]

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Optus hit with $25k criminal fine over lax political donation disclosures
Telecommunications April 8, 2019 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telecom giant Optus has been hit with a $25,000 criminal fine after pleading guilty to four charges of failing to disclose political donations in its […]

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Judge calls for joint expert report in ASIC’s insurance churn case against AMP
Financial Services April 8, 2019 7:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

An argument over the admissibility of an expert report produced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in its insurance churn case against AMP was […]

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ATO wins appeal over share sale by Cayman Islands-based private equity funds
Tax April 3, 2019 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has sided with the tax office in a dispute against two corporate limited partnerships formed in the Cayman Islands, finding that ATO […]

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