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Online property giant REA sues Domain for referral deal with realestate.com
Intellectual Property November 29, 2018 2:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online real estate giant REA Group is suing competitor Domain Group over a referral arrangement with the US-based owner of the web address realestate.com, saying […]

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Catch Group takes another stab at trade mark opposition
Intellectual Property November 29, 2018 12:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Catch Group has appealed a decision from IP Australia that shot down its opposition to a trade mark by a rival online store. The e-retailer, […]

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IP exemptions to competition laws to be removed
Expert Insights November 29, 2018 9:04 pm By Ayman Guirguis and David Howarth of K&L Gates

In Brief • Federal Parliament is debating the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018 (Bill), which seeks to repeal section 51(3) of […]

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Catch Group files trade mark lawsuit over ‘Catch of the week’ deals
Intellectual Property November 28, 2018 11:51 am By Cat Fredenburgh

E-retailer Catch Group has filed a trade mark lawsuit against a popular online classified ads provider over its “Catch of the week” and “Catch of […]

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Merger to create $285M IP firm poised for Asia push
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 11:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The companies that own some of Australia’s largest intellectual property boutiques have agreed to a merger that will create a 349 employee-strong firm that’s a […]

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Bravo can’t trade mark ‘Just Desserts’ for Top Chef spinoff
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US television giant Bravo can’t trade mark the phrase “Just Desserts” in Australia for its Top Chef reality cooking show spinoff, a sweet victory for […]

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Nestle unit wins patent for internet-connected coffee machine
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 12:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Nestle unit has defeated an opposition to a patent for an internet-connected coffee machine that would allow users to read news and […]

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Elle publisher wins opposition to Aussie builder’s ‘Ella’ trade mark
Intellectual Property November 27, 2018 1:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Paris-based publisher of Elle Magazine has succeeded in a challenge to a trade mark application by an Australian building supplier for the name of […]

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GSK defeats challenge to breakthrough RSV vaccine patent
Intellectual Property November 26, 2018 9:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

GlaxoSmithKline has won approval for a patent for a vaccine to prevent a common respiratory virus affecting infants, beating out a challenge from a rival […]

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ACCC says OxoPak’s certification trade marks may mislead consumers
Environment November 22, 2018 2:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to reject an application for four certification trade marks by eco-friendly plastic packaging manufacturer OxoPak, saying Thursday the […]

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