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Court to hear a2 Milk trade mark appeals together
Intellectual Property August 20, 2019 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court will hear two high-stakes trade mark appeals by the a2 Milk Company together, after IP Australia delegates found two marks containing “a2”, […]

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Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law August 19, 2019 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle in their fight against preliminary discovery, after a judge found the documents relied upon by their former employer’s lawyers at Seyfarth Shaw were relevant to the case.

Winery enters liquidation after $352,000 fine for Penfolds trade mark infringement
Intellectual Property August 16, 2019 8:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Adelaide-based wine exporter which was fined $352,000 for infringing three trade marks of a Treasury Wine Estates unit has been ordered into liquidation by […]

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A2 files another court challenge after ‘a2 milk’ trade mark rejected
Intellectual Property August 15, 2019 3:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The a2 Milk Company has launched a second court challenge in as many months to a ruling from IP Australia, after rival Lion Dairy successfully […]

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Hytera can’t blame Motorola for not alerting it to source code theft sooner
Intellectual Property August 14, 2019 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hytera can’t point the finger at Motorola for not alerting it to the alleged theft of the US telco’s source code by former employees sooner, […]

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Dow AgroScience pest control patent lacks inventive step, IP Australia says
Article August 14, 2019 11:20 am By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has rejected Dow AgroScience’s bid to patent a smart pest control device, saying the invention lacks an inventive step. IP holding firm Pesense […]

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Spruson & Ferguson nabs of counsel from Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Intellectual Property August 13, 2019 2:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

IP boutique Spruson & Ferguson has lured former Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick patent attorney Ken Bolton to join the firm’s Sydney office as of counsel. Bolton, […]

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Cartridge reseller must prove it’s ‘good for the money’ as landmark patent case goes to High Court
Intellectual Property August 9, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ink cartridge reseller Calidad has been ordered to show evidence of its finances in support of its application to stay a Full Court judgment while […]

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Innovation patents phase out: What you need to know
Expert Insights August 7, 2019 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian federal government’s proposed legislation to abolish the innovation patent system, Australia’s second tier patent system, was introduced into parliament on July 25. Here […]

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Maurice Blackburn owes State Street royalties for Fearless Girl replica, court hears
Intellectual Property August 6, 2019 1:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

US investment manager State Street Global Advisors claims it lost out on royalties when Maurice Blackburn commissioned an allegedly infringing replica of its iconic Fearless […]

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