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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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Big Jack dispute between McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s heats up after mediation fails
Intellectual Property 2021-03-19 7:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A dispute is cooking over Hungry Jack’s claim its Big Jack burger has 25 per cent more Aussie beef than the Big Mac, with McDonald’s […]

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Advanta patent lapsed after lawyers sent renewal correspondence to departed employees
Intellectual Property 2020-11-25 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Advanta Seeds has been denied more time to pay renewal fees for its patent for a hybrid plant cell after correspondence from its lawyers about […]

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High Court won’t hear Kraft, Bega peanut butter trade dress dispute
Appeals 2020-11-13 4:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court won’t wade into Kraft-Heinz’s intellectual property dispute with Bega after the US food giant came up short twice its battle over the […]

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Hungry Jack’s stands by ’25 per cent more beef’ claim in McDonald’s burger battle
Intellectual Property 2020-10-27 7:25 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Hungry Jack’s is doubling down on its claim that its ‘Big Jack’ burger has 25 per cent more beef than rival McDonald’s ‘Big Mac’, denying […]

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