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Expensive IP cases may ‘influence’ public perception, Dynastat patent judge says
Intellectual Property February 26, 2020 5:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing patent litigation over the painkiller Dynastat has urged the parties to narrow any issues in dispute, saying the excessive amounts of money […]

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‘Negligent’ insurance broker must pay client’s copyright settlement with Microsoft
Intellectual Property February 24, 2020 9:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

An insurance broker breached its duties to a software company and must cover the costs of a settlement it reached with Microsoft for copyright infringement, […]

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Aussie designer did not object to Katy Perry’s use of her trade mark, court told
Intellectual Property February 20, 2020 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Popstar Katy Perry has rejected claims of trade mark infringment by Sydney-based fashion designer Katie Perry, saying the designer “encouraged or acquiesced to” the singer’s […]

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Caterpillar wins latest fight over ‘cat’ trade marks
Intellectual Property February 19, 2020 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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Judge allows docs despite ‘real risk’ of prosecution for ex-Directed Electronics manager
Intellectual Property February 17, 2020 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

A former manager of Australian electronics automotive developer Directed Electronics OE has failed to block access to certain documents in a corporate theft case, despite […]

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Taco Bell to open in Victoria after settling Taco Bill lawsuit
Intellectual Property February 13, 2020 9:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Mexican restaurant franchise has settled a dispute with Taco Bell that will allow the fast food giant to move ahead with plans to set […]

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Rokt parries blows from Full Court as it looks to save software patent
Intellectual Property February 10, 2020 9:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark ruling granting fintech Rokt’s application for a software patent has come under attack before the Full Federal Court, with the judges expressing skepticism […]

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IP Australia sinks Intel’s bid for ‘Falcon’ drone trade mark
Intellectual Property February 10, 2020 12:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Computer processing giant Intel cannot register ‘Intel Falcon’ as a trade mark for drones, with an IP Australia officer finding the mark is deceptively similar […]

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Bitter dispute ends in cancellation of ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark
Intellectual Property February 7, 2020 7:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne-based craft brewery has had its ‘Urban Ale’ trade mark cancelled, with a judge finding other beer makers might want to use the words […]

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Biotechs to battle in Federal Court over ‘Access’ trade marks
Intellectual Property February 5, 2020 2:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two biotech companies that provide molecular diagnostic products used in genetic screening will face off in Federal Court over whether one of the company’s ‘Access’ […]

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