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Halifax auditor faces first criminal charges over auditing breaches
White Collar 2021-06-08 1:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Criminal charges have been laid against the auditor of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2008 collapse left around $200 million in client funds trapped, in […]

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Corner Hotel appeals loss in trade mark fight with jazz club
Intellectual Property 2021-05-07 12:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Corner Hotel is taking another stab at cancelling a rival club’s ‘jazz corner’ and ‘jazz corner hotel trade marks’, after a judge found the […]

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K&L Gates boosts IP team by snapping up Herbert Smith Freehills partner
Intellectual Property 2021-05-05 11:21 am By Miklos Bolza

K&L Gates has bolstered its Australian intellectual property team by nabbing a leading IP lawyer and partner from rival Herbert Smith Freehills. In an announcement […]

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Solomon Lew’s retail giant The Just Group sued for $3.4M in unpaid rent
Real Estate 2021-04-20 1:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian investment management group Fortius Funds Management has taken retail giant The Just Group to court seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent for […]

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The Corner Hotel loses trade mark lawsuit against Birdland-affiliated jazz club
Intellectual Property 2021-04-12 5:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by famed Richmond pub The Corner Hotel against a jazz club formed in partnership with iconic New […]

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Judge won’t entertain defective defence argument in negligence case against K&L Gates
Colin Biggers & Paisley 2021-03-25 10:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

K&L Gates has fended off a mid-case bid for costs by former clients who are seeking $3 million in a negligence lawsuit and told a […]

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Young Rich Lister’s company hit with trade mark lawsuit
Intellectual Property 2021-02-26 5:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A company run by an AFR Young Rich Lister has been taken to court for allegedly infringing an Indigenous-owned entrepreneurship coaching company’s trade mark.  Entourage […]

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Insurer appeals ruling putting it on hook for Opal Tower coverage
Insurance 2020-11-17 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurer Liberty Mutual is challenging its loss in a coverage dispute with construction company Icon Co over $31 million in losses stemming from Sydney’s Opal […]

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Cabcharge provider sues Melbourne, Sydney cabbies over trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-01-25 12:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The company behind the popular taxi payment system Cabcharge has filed a lawsuit against 11 small taxi businesses accusing them of infringing its trade marks […]

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Craft brewery can’t overturn cancellation of ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-11-04 7:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne-based craft brewery has failed to save its ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark, with the Full Federal Court dismissing its appeal and finding that a […]

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