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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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Merger to create $285M IP firm poised for Asia push
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 11:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The companies that own some of Australia’s largest intellectual property boutiques have agreed to a merger that will create a 349 employee-strong firm that’s a […]

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Bravo can’t trade mark ‘Just Desserts’ for Top Chef spinoff
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US television giant Bravo can’t trade mark the phrase “Just Desserts” in Australia for its Top Chef reality cooking show spinoff, a sweet victory for […]

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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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Sigma Pharmaceuticals case clarifies aspects of compensable loss
Expert Insights November 19, 2018 11:55 pm By Lucy Hartland and Khajaque Kortian

The recent decision in Sigma Pharmaceuticals v Wyeth has clarified, among other things, a number of issues concerning compensation arising from the usual undertaking as to damages […]

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Foxtel wins second challenge to Cognizant unit’s digital download patent
Intellectual Property November 15, 2018 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Cable TV giant Foxtel has succeeded again in opposing a digital download patent by a subsidiary of global tech giant Cognizant, but IP Australia has […]

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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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Aristocrat wins discovery to probe theft of slot machine idea
Intellectual Property October 11, 2018 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Aristocrat Technologies has hit the jackpot in its bid for discovery to determine whether it has claims against rival Ainsworth for stealing its confidential information […]

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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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