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Game over for Monster Energy’s opposition to ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-19 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down Monster Energy’s opposition to Japanese software company Mixi registering the ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark in Australia for its popular video […]

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Judge won’t recuse himself from patent case against Globaltech, Boart Longyear
Intellectual Property 2020-06-12 10:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected calls by mining tool company Globaltech and driller Boart Longyear to disqualify himself from hearing a patent infringement case against them, […]

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Caterpillar wins latest fight over ‘cat’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2020-02-19 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Caterpillar has scored a victory in one of several legal challenges the construction equipment manufacturer has launched to protect its ‘cat’ trade marks, successfully opposing […]

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160-year-old IP boutique Watermark to hang up its hat
Business of Law 2019-11-21 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP boutique Griffith Hack will soon have around 80 practicing lawyers when it absorbs Australia’s oldest specialist intellectual property firm Watermark next year. Intellectual property […]

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Rio Tinto subsidiary wins on appeal after IP Australia rejects mining patent
Intellectual Property 2019-11-18 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rio Tinto subsidiary Technological Resources has successfully challenged a decision by IP Australia to reject a patent application for a method of separating mined material, […]

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BASF drops case against Sherwood Chemicals over termite control patent
Intellectual Property 2019-09-17 11:36 am By Cat Fredenburgh

BASF has dropped a lawsuit alleging Sherwood Chemicals infringed two of its patents for an underground termite control system. The chemicals giant filed a notice […]

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Apple, Swatch both come up short in latest trade mark fight
Intellectual Property 2019-07-24 4:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Rival firms Apple Inc and Swatch AG have both failed in their opposition to the other’s trade mark extension application, with a delegate for the […]

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Caterpillar pounces on Puma’s ‘procat’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2019-07-23 9:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A catfight has broken out between construction equipment and workwear maker Caterpillar and sneaker giant Puma, with Caterpillar arguing Puma’s ‘procat’ trade mark is deceptively […]

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BASF termite control patent invalid, court told
Intellectual Property 2019-07-09 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sherwood Chemicals wants to exterminate claims alleging it infringed two patents held by US chemical giant BASF for an underground termite control system, saying the […]

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BASF sues to stamp out alleged infringement of termite control patent
Intellectual Property 2019-05-17 2:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Chemicals giant BASF has dragged an Australian pest control company to court for allegedly violating its patent for an underground termite control system. In a […]

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