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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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Ceramiche Caesar appeals honest concurrent use trade mark ruling
Intellectual Property February 1, 2019 10:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ceramic tile maker Ceramiche Caesar has appealed a judge’s decision allowing building products maker Caesarstone to register two trade marks that are deceptive similarity to […]

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Spruson & Ferguson nabs senior patent lawyer from FPA
People In The News January 21, 2019 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Intellectual property powerhouse Spruson & Ferguson has bolstered the ranks of its Melbourne office with the recruitment of seasoned patent lawyer Brett Connor from FPA […]

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No fast end to McDonald’s hipster cafe trade mark dispute
Intellectual Property January 14, 2019 10:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A David versus Goliath trade mark battle between an iconic Melbourne pub and McDonald’s over the global food giant’s new hipster cafe will continue, after […]

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Ramsay Health Care’s Nuramel trade mark beats off challenge
Intellectual Property December 6, 2018 1:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ramsay Health Care has defeated a challenge to its Nuramel trade mark for a brand of infant formula, with IP Australia saying while the mark […]

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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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Manic Panic founders defeat opposition to ‘Tish’ trade mark
Intellectual Property October 17, 2018 5:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The punk icons behind the vibrant hair dye Manic Panic have defeated an opposition to their bid to register the trade mark “Tish” for hair […]

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Bega admits to using Kraft-branded shippers
Intellectual Property September 19, 2018 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bega has admitted to allegations by Kraft that it distributed its peanut butter in boxes with the Kraft logo on the outside, but says it […]

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Merial takes fight over Intervet parasite patent to federal court
Intellectual Property September 12, 2018 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Animal drug giant Merial is pushing on with its opposition to rival Intervet’s bid to a patent a non-drug resistant injectable formula for treating animal […]

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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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