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‘Mother’ consumers know best: IP Australia shuts down Monster Energy’s trade mark opposition
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy has lost its opposition to coffee company Vittoria Food & Beverage’s proposed ‘Mothersky’ trade mark, with a delegate of the Trade Marks Office […]

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Major League Baseball takes another swing at Philip Morris trade mark
Intellectual Property November 8, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

American professional baseball organisation Major League Baseball is taking Philip Morris to court over the tobacco giant’s bid to extend protection for an international trade […]

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider to fly Down Under for trial in IP spat with Clive Palmer
Intellectual Property November 6, 2019 4:09 pm By Hannah Gee

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will fly to Australia to give evidence at the trial of a copyright case against Clive Palmer over the band’s […]

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Designer appeals loss after court finds bikini style name not a trade mark
Intellectual Property November 6, 2019 7:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Women’s fashion designer Pinnacle Runway is challenging a ruling that found a rival’s use of the name ‘Delphine’ to describe a bikini style did not […]

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Globaltech sues Reflex Instruments over mining tech sold to Boart Longyear
Intellectual Property November 6, 2019 7:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Technology firm Globaltech Corporation has filed Federal Court proceedings against rival Reflex Instruments for selling two mining survey devices to drilling company Boart Longyear that […]

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Full Federal Court rejects US exception to privilege against self incrimination
Appeals November 5, 2019 3:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The sole director and shareholder of OE Solutions can challenge a ruling ordering him to hand over seized documents to Australian automotive electronics developer Directed […]

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Encompass patents don’t pass muster with IP Australia, despite amendment
Intellectual Property November 4, 2019 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP Australia has found two Encompass innovation patents that were at the centre of a highly anticipated Full Federal Court ruling on the patentability of […]

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Mexican chain tries to block Taco Bell’s Australian expansion
Intellectual Property November 1, 2019 12:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Mexican restaurant franchise is waging a high-stakes courtroom battle to block US fast food giant Taco Bell from moving ahead with plans to set […]

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FreezeFrame launches infringement action over RevitalEyes knock-offs
Intellectual Property October 30, 2019 10:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The cosmetics company behind the beauty range FreezeFrame has filed proceedings against a Sydney-based wholesaler alleging the company is selling counterfeit versions of its popular […]

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a2 Milk looks to turn trade mark losses around in Federal Court
Intellectual Property October 28, 2019 10:54 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The a2 Milk Company has filed a challenge to a competitor’s winning bid to trade mark a phrase containing “a2”, its third lawsuit in Federal […]

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