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Monster Energy takes PepsiCo to court over ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-09-07 11:48 am By Sam Matthews

Monster Energy has instituted court proceedings against PepsiCo after failing to block the beverage giant from registering the ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark for the iconic […]

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Lawsuit settled over Tradie’s ‘Aussiest undies ever’ claim
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-06 3:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Men’s briefs manufacturer Tradie has resolved a case brought by a rival alleging it misled consumers by claiming its underpants were the ‘Aussiest undies ever’. […]

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BlueScope meeting with rival steel distributors ‘potentially illegal’, exec tells court
Trials 2021-09-02 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis wanted no record kept of a meeting with four of the company’s competing steel distributors and warned his national […]

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ACCC must pay costs of NSW as ‘necessary and proper party’ in ports case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-02 3:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the ACCC to pay the State of NSW’s costs in its failed proceeding against NSW Ports, finding that even though the […]

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Funeral operator fined by ACCC for misleading ‘estate’ fees
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-02 1:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Funeral operator Alex Gow Funerals has paid a penalty of $13,320 for allegedly making false and misleading representations about fees, conduct the ACCC said Thursday […]

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Ex-Deutsche Bank exec looks to knock out cartel charges
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-01 11:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Deutsche Bank executive named in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement says the charges against him are defective […]

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Takata airbags class action appeals court loss to Volkswagen
Class Actions 2021-08-31 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a class action against Volkswagen over defective Takata airbags has appealed a ruling dismissing the case for failing to establish any loss […]

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Bluescope slams as ‘delusional’ ACCC evidence of cartel conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-31 6:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope has labelled “delusional” an argument by the competition regulator that alleged correspondence from a distributor about the steel company’s suggested higher prices was evidence […]

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Bluescope’s defence in ACCC case would ‘eviscerate’ cartel laws, trial told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-30 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Steel maker Bluescope’s claim that it didn’t engage in cartel conduct because it only encouraged distributors to set a price for its products would “eviscerate” […]

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Seven wins pre-case docs from Cricket Australia in battle over summer broadcast
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-27 4:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Cricket Australia must hand over documents to Seven West Media as the TV network weighs potential legal action for damages against the league over the […]

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