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Campbell Soup can’t trade mark “Fruits and Roots”
Intellectual Property 2018-03-08 9:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Campbell Soup Co. has lost its bid to trade mark the phrase “Fruits and Roots” for beverages, with an IP Australia delegate saying the food […]

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Fairfax loses fight to block realestate.com.au trade mark
Intellectual Property 2018-03-08 9:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media has lost a bid to stop online property advertising company REA Group from trademarking its web address realestate.com.au. In rejecting Fairfax’s opposition and […]

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Westpac to face off against ASIC in September trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-06 8:13 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Westpac will again take its chances at trial against ASIC, this time in a case alleging the bank breached responsible lending laws. In a hearing […]

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We’re not finished! Old foes back in court over dish detergent ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-02 12:16 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble will go head to head again on March 12 in an urgent hearing in a consumer case over the […]

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Reckitt Benckiser sues P&G over TV commercial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-01 9:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has brought a claim against its familiar courtroom foe – consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble – over a television commercial and in-store […]

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Pental admits wipes were not ‘flushable’, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-26 6:15 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Consumer goods maker Pental Ltd has admitted it made false representations about the “flushability” of its toilet wipes and will face a court hearing on […]

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LED patent infringement appeal hinges on a word
Intellectual Property 2018-02-21 8:05 pm By Jennifer Cooke

The word “contains” is not ambiguous when it comes to patent claims and means “includes”, a Full Court of the Federal Court was told Wednesday […]

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Judge keeps lawyers in Cargill-Viterra suit on short leash
Corporate 2018-02-19 9:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the Supreme Court of Victoria hearing a case brought by Cargill Australia alleging fraudulent concealment in the $420 million sale of malt […]

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Judge gave short shrift to ACCC in Medibank case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-19 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who sided with Medibank in the ACCC’s failed case last year paid little attention to one of the consumer regulator’s central arguments against […]

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Royal Bank of Scotland settles class action at 11th hour
Securities 2018-02-15 4:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a settlement in a consumer protection class action on the eve of trial in the Federal Court. The […]

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