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Businesses rush to register COVID-19 trade marks, and not all are doomed to fail
Expert Insights May 13, 2020 2:41 pm By editor

From a hand sanitiser called Covidfighter to delivery services branded The Quarantine Concierge, the coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous trade mark applications to IP […]

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University defeats opposition to rare cancer detection patent
Intellectual Property May 6, 2020 6:07 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The path has been cleared for US university to patent its rare cancer detection invention, defeating opposition from an Australian medical technology company. In a […]

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Bega triumphs again in $60M battle over peanut butter IP rights
Intellectual Property April 14, 2020 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kraft has lost an appeal in its high-stakes legal battle against Bega over the right to use its distinctive peanut butter trade dress in Australia. […]

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Court tosses opposition to SARB patent application for parking overstay detector
Intellectual Property March 30, 2020 5:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed an opposition by tech company Vehicle Management Systems to a patent application by rival SARB Management Group for an integrated magnetic […]

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Dutch coffee giant pours hot water on K-fee’s patent for espresso capsule
Intellectual Property February 4, 2020 2:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Dutch coffee company behind the popular Moccona brand has successfully opposed a coffee capsule patent sought by coffee machine maker K-fee. IP Australia delegate […]

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Judge tosses Vagisil maker’s challenge to European rival’s trade mark
Intellectual Property February 4, 2020 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

The international company behind the Vagisil feminine hygiene brand has lost its bid to stop a European competitor from registering Vagisan as a trade mark […]

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Visy ordered to pay $1.6M to bubble wrap maker over licence for Chobani spoons
Intellectual Property February 3, 2020 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The company behind the ubiquitous bubble wrap has won a consumer case against Visy Packaging and others, with the Federal Court awarding almost $3 million […]

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Major League Baseball drops trade mark case against Philip Morris
Intellectual Property December 11, 2019 4:06 pm By

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball has dropped its Federal Court case against Philip Morris over the tobacco manufacturer’s bid to extend protection for […]

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Major League Baseball takes another swing at Philip Morris trade mark
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball is taking Philip Morris to court over the tobacco giant’s bid to extend protection for an international trade […]

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Aldi’s ‘wholly descriptive’ trade mark for clothing line revoked
Intellectual Property January 10, 2020 5:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aldi Foods’ trade mark for one of its clothing brands has been revoked, with an IP Australia delegate finding the mark is “wholly descriptive” and […]

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