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Botox alternatives likened to ‘iPhone accessories’ as trade mark trial kicks off
Intellectual Property June 3, 2019 11:24 pm By Amelia Birnie

In its opening submissions in a trade mark case brought by Botox maker Allergan, Australian cosmetics brand Self Care compared its used of the word […]

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Novartis appeals IP Australia decision invalidating MS drug patent
Intellectual Property June 3, 2019 4:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Novartis has launched an appeal following a ruling by IP Australia that a proposed patent for an oral form of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug […]

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Motorola accuses Hytera of ‘industrial espionage on a grand scale’
Intellectual Property May 30, 2019 8:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

Motorola has slammed Hytera for engaging in “industrial espionage on a grand scale”, after more than a thousand Motorola-branded documents were found in the possession […]

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No more shots in Russian vodka trade marks case
Intellectual Property May 30, 2019 9:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

A dispute over allegedly stolen Russian vodka trade marks has been permanently stayed as an abuse of process, after the Russian Federation failed to provide […]

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State Street reaches settlement with super fund in Fearless Girl trade mark spat
Intellectual Property May 30, 2019 1:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

US asset management firm State Street has dropped its trade mark case against superannuation fund HESTA over its Fearless Girl statue, after HESTA agreed to […]

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Yellow Pages maker’s ‘Sensis’ trade mark infringed by rival, court finds
Intellectual Property May 29, 2019 6:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The maker of the Yellow Pages and White Pages directories, Sensis, has won a IP victory, with the court ruling that a rival firm’s Senses […]

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Singaporean company to be dragged into Hill & Smith road safety barrier patent dispute
Intellectual Property May 29, 2019 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

UK-based building products giant Hill & Smith Holdings wants to drag a Singaporean entity into its road safety patent dispute with Australian company Safe Barriers, […]

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Mills Oakley nabs K&L Gates partner for launch of Melbourne IP group
People In The News May 28, 2019 1:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian law firm Mills Oakley has established an IP practice in its Melbourne office, snatching a senior lawyer from rival K&L Gates, which is now […]

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ISPs ordered to block sites that ‘rip’ audio from YouTube music videos
Intellectual Property May 28, 2019 3:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Australia’s biggest internet service providers to block seven websites from “ripping” audio files from music videos on YouTube, in what the […]

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ACCC approves ‘green’ plastic certification trade mark over vagueness concerns
Intellectual Property May 28, 2019 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved an application by plastics manufacturer OxoPak for a certification trade mark for certain biodegradable plastics. The mark, […]

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