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Aristocrat docs still ‘floating around’ rival’s office, court told
Intellectual Property 2018-05-30 2:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies told a court Wednesday that confidential material used by a designer to steal its poker machine idea may yet find its […]

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Chinese restaurant chain wins injunction in franchise trademark dispute
Franchises 2018-05-29 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has granted Chinese restaurant chain Tim Ho Wan’s bid for a temporary injunction in a dispute over trademark rights assigned through […]

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Actavis, AstraZeneca resolve Crestor patent battle
Intellectual Property 2018-05-28 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug giant Actavis Global has reached a settlement with AstraZeneca in a long-running patent dispute over blockbuster cholesterol medicine Crestor that wound its way […]

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TM reputation irrelevant in deceptively similar cases, court hears
Intellectual Property 2018-05-28 10:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark’s reputation is beside the point in an infringement claim alleging deceptive similarity, the Full Federal Court heard Monday in an appeal of […]

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Catch Group sues Kogan over ‘catch’ AdWords
Intellectual Property 2018-05-28 10:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

E-retailer Catch Group has sued competitor Kogan, saying the online retailer is violating its “catch” trademarks and the consumer law through sponsored links on Google […]

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Judge tosses infringement suit over machine safety patent
Intellectual Property 2018-05-25 10:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

A technology company has won dismissal of a Federal Court case alleging its industrial machine safety system that uses laser fields to detect hazards infringed […]

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ACCC loses appeal in Pfizer misuse of market power case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-25 3:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major loss for the ACCC, the Full Federal Court on Friday tossed the competition regulator’s challenge to a ruling that drug giant Pfizer […]

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Bega ratchets up claims in peanut butter feud with Kraft
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-24 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bega Cheese has brought new allegations against Kraft in their dispute over who owns the rights to the signature Kraft peanut butter packaging in Australia. […]

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Aristocrat wants to sue gaming rival for stealing poker machine idea
Intellectual Property 2018-05-24 3:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming giant Aristocrat has commenced legal action against rival Ainsworth, claiming a “controversial” game designer used confidential information to develop a competing slot machine. Aristocrat […]

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Judge sets date for opposing bovine gene patent changes
Intellectual Property 2018-05-23 12:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a case brought by Meat & Livestock Australia over a bovine gene patent has given parties until July 5 to oppose changes […]

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