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Clive Palmer ‘didn’t like the price’ of Twisted Sister licence, court hears
Intellectual Property December 4, 2019 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Billionaire and former politician Clive Palmer knew he needed a licence to use Twisted Sister’s hit song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ but went ahead […]

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Hytera can argue Motorola should have alerted it to stolen IP sooner, Full Court says
Intellectual Property November 29, 2019 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has handed a win to Hytera in its high-stakes intellectual property litigation with Motorola, allowing the Chinese radio manufacturer to file […]

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank appeals loss of 20-year-old trade mark
Intellectual Property November 29, 2019 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Arguing the court was wrong to rule that its trade mark was not inherently distinctive, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is challenging a judgment that revoked […]

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Fallen star: Walt Disney-owned Star Television loses trade mark
Intellectual Property November 27, 2019 3:45 pm By Hannah Gee

Gaming giant Star Entertainment has succeeded in its application to strip Walt Disney-owned Star Television of its registered Australian trade mark. Star Television, together with […]

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Big riffin: Jay-Z sues Aussie co over play on ’99 Problems’ hook
Intellectual Property November 26, 2019 12:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

International hip-hop superstar Jay-Z has sued an Australian children’s book manufacturer for “flagrant, glaring and contumelious” intellectual property infringement with its ‘AB to Jay-Z’ baby […]

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Trade marks that copy labels of $4,000 wine registered in bad faith, delegate says
Intellectual Property November 26, 2019 9:44 am By Hannah Gee

The Trade Marks Office has found that a wine company’s attempt to register trade marks previously used by another well-known wine maker was made in […]

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Maurice Blackburn ignored Fearless Girl artist’s restrictions on replica, State Street says
Intellectual Property November 25, 2019 9:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn disregarded emails by the artist behind the iconic Fearless Girl statue questioning whether she would be breaching her contract with US asset management […]

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Australia should follow US’ lead and reject Hytera’s delay defence, court hears
Intellectual Property November 25, 2019 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Motorola has urged the Full Federal Court to uphold a decision dismissing an amended defence by Chinese rival Hytera Communications that sought to blame the […]

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Federal Court backs IP Australia’s rejection of computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property November 25, 2019 4:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court has again sided with with the Commissioner of Patents in a challenge to a ruling that found two patents for a computer-implemented […]

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Workout chain F45 makes rival sweat with suit over digital trainer patent
Intellectual Property November 25, 2019 4:06 pm By Hannah Gee

National fitness chain F45 has sued fitness rival centre Body Fit Training for allegedly infringing a patent for its personal trainer workout system that’s run […]

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