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Manic Panic founders defeat opposition to ‘Tish’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2018-10-17 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 2018-10-11 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 2018-09-19 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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Mars melts Kraft’s patent for heat-resistant chocolate
Intellectual Property 2018-09-13 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

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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Merial takes fight over Intervet parasite patent to federal court
Intellectual Property 2018-09-12 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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Corner Hotel wins bid for McDonald’s hipster cafe financials
Intellectual Property 2018-09-12 11:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

McDonald’s must hand over financial records for its Corner Cafe as the trade mark battle launched by Melbourne’s Corner Hotel heads to mediation. Swancom, owner […]

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Australia, Canada settle patent fight over commemorative coins
Intellectual Property 2018-09-11 10:55 am By Christine Caulfield

An international IP dispute between the Royal Australian Mint and its Canadian counterpart over a patent for printed commemorative coins has settled, three months after […]

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Kraft can bring new claims against Bega mid-trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-08-22 8:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The long, complex battle over who owns the rights to the Kraft peanut butter trade dress just promised to get longer, with Kraft winning approval […]

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Caesarstone wins trade mark fight for ‘honest concurrent use’
Intellectual Property 2018-08-17 11:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building products maker Caesarstone can register two trade marks despite their deceptive similarity to a mark by ceramic tile maker Ceramiche Caesar, a judge has […]

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McDonald’s to redesign cafe logo after lawsuit by Melbourne’s Corner Hotel
Intellectual Property 2018-08-13 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

McDonald’s has agreed to change its Corner Cafe logo, after the famed Corner Hotel in Melbourne filed a lawsuit claiming the global food giant’s new […]

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