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Novel challenge to IP Australia’s building patent grant dropped
Intellectual Property April 8, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A case simultaneously challenging IP Australia’s decisions to accept, grant and certify an innovation patent owned by one of Australia’s biggest building product companies has […]

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Xenith takeover battle to heat up after regulator signs off on IPH bid
Intellectual Property March 28, 2019 1:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The battle to acquire IP services company Xenith IP Group is set to intensify after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission blessed a hostile offer […]

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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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Botox trade mark trial unexpectedly vacated
Griffith Hack March 13, 2019 12:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

An eight-day joint hearing in cases brought by Allergan alleging infringement of its Botox trade mark, which was due to commence Monday, has been vacated […]

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BASF appeals ruling over Lubrizol fuel additive patent
Intellectual Property March 8, 2019 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Chemical giant BASF is appealing an IP Australia ruling that allowed US-based Lubrizol Corporation to amend certain claims of its patent for an improved fuel […]

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Apotex, Cipla resolve claims over Dymista patent
Intellectual Property February 18, 2019 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Canadian generic manufacturer Apotex has agreed to drop its lawsuit against India’s Cipla seeking to invalidate its Australian patent for popular nasal spray Dymista. In […]

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Allergan snips Botox trade mark case against Self Care
Intellectual Property February 18, 2019 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan has streamlined its trade mark case against Self Care Corporation, which makes products marketed as Botox alternatives. Allergan dropped its infringement claims […]

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IP Australia to call for dismissal of novel building patent case
Intellectual Property December 11, 2018 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commissioner of Patents will seek to toss a case simultaneously challenging its decisions to accept, grant and certify an innovation patent owned by one […]

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Elle publisher wins opposition to Aussie builder’s ‘Ella’ trade mark
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 1:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Paris-based publisher of Elle Magazine has succeeded in a challenge to a trade mark application by an Australian building supplier for the name of […]

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Mars melts Kraft’s patent for heat-resistant chocolate
Intellectual Property September 13, 2018 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Confectionery giant Mars has successfully opposed an application by Kraft Foods for an Australian patent for chocolate that doesn’t melt in the summer months. IP […]

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