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Nufarm takes Advanta Seeds to court after patent lapse held to be lawyers’ error
Intellectual Property 2022-06-08 4:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Agricultural chemical company Nufarm has appealed a decision giving rival Advanta Seeds extra time to pay a renewal fee for its patent for a hybrid […]

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Full Court shoots down Boehringer opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s parasite patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-19 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has rejected German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim’s appeal of ruling that shot down its opposition to Merck Sharp & Dohme’s patent […]

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Dyno Nobel feud with Orica over detonation device patents blows up
Intellectual Property 2022-05-16 2:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two of the world’s largest manufacturers of explosives have taken their fight over three patents for a detonation device to the Federal Court. In proceedings […]

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Firstmac slams Zip Pay provider’s defences in fight over ‘Zip’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2022-03-08 11:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Buy now, pay later giant Zip Co cannot rely on its infringing use of the ‘Zip’ trade mark to defend a lawsuit by the mark’s […]

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Verizon sues Melbourne store for trade mark infringement
Intellectual Property 2022-01-12 12:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

US-based telecommunications giant Verizon has sued a Melbourne company for allegedly violating its ‘Verizon’ trade marks by registered a business with the same name. In […]

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Hungry Jacks in a pickle over weigh-in of McDonald’s Big Mac
Intellectual Property 2021-12-13 6:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Burger giant Hungry Jack’s has lost its bid to have McDonald’s hand over test results showing the “pre-cooked” weight of its Big Mac beef patties, […]

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Full Court parks opposition to patent for detecting parking overstays
Appeals 2021-12-09 12:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech company Vehicle Management Systems has come up short in its third attempt to block competitor SARB Management Group’s patent application for a magnetic parking […]

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a2 Milk loses trade mark fight against Mead Johnson Nutrition
Intellectual Property 2021-11-02 4:44 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The a2 Milk Company is paying the price for its descriptive trade name, unsuccessfully opposing registration of a trademark for Reckitt Benckiser subsidiary’s milk-based product, […]

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Spruson & Ferguson, Shelston IP merge to create intellectual property powerhouse
Business of Law 2021-11-02 2:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Spruson & Ferguson and Shelston IP have merged to create Australia’s largest intellectual property law firm, with a 200-strong workforce and more than 160 years […]

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Energy Beverages files ‘Mother’ of an appeal against trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-08-09 10:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A high-energy trade mark dispute has gone to the Federal Court after the maker of Mother energy drinks lost its bid before IP Australia to […]

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