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ACCC raises red flags over proposed copyright reform
Intellectual Property July 20, 2018 1:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted the need for expanded fair use copyright exemptions but warned applying one of the existing fairness factors […]

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Aristocrat wants tens of millions in pokie IP case
Intellectual Property July 18, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies is seeking damages in the “high tens of millions of dollars” from rival Konami Australia, after the poker machine maker was […]

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Rokt’s software patent to take centre stage in high-stakes hearing
Intellectual Property July 17, 2018 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A three-day hearing starts Wednesday in a challenge by marketing technology startup Rokt to an IP Australia decision that rejected its patent application, a closely-watched […]

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Penfolds maker goes to court over ‘wine in a can’ patents
Intellectual Property August 8, 2018 9:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Treasury Wine Estates has gone on the offensive in an intellectual property dispute with Melbourne-based “wine in a can” maker Barokes, launching court proceedings alleging […]

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Sony, Universal, Warner Music join case against Copyright Tribunal
Intellectual Property July 23, 2018 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Entertainment industry titans Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music and Warner Music have joined an appeal to the Full Federal Court challenging a licence granted by […]

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Caesarstone wins trade mark fight for ‘honest concurrent use’
Intellectual Property August 17, 2018 11:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building products maker Caesarstone can register two trade marks despite their deceptive similarity to a mark by ceramic tile maker Ceramiche Caesar, a judge has […]

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Barristers group appeals ‘Austbar’ trade mark ruling
Intellectual Property August 10, 2018 6:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An Australian barristers group is seeking to appeal a ruling that allowed the Australian Bar Association to move forward with its plans to trade mark […]

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Victoria’s Secret files lawsuit over knockoff body sprays
Intellectual Property August 6, 2018 11:43 am By Cat Fredenburgh

US lingerie company Victoria’s Secret has brought a lawsuit over the sale of knockoff products that mimic the get-up of its trade marked body care […]

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University of Sydney slams ObjectiVision’s ‘outlandish’ damages claims
Intellectual Property August 3, 2018 11:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ophthalmic diagnostic device maker ObjectiVision’s amended claims for damages, filed after a 25-day patent hearing, are “outlandish” and “unfair,” the University of Sydney has told […]

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Dessert maker Wicked Sister not sweet on trade mark infringement
Intellectual Property August 2, 2018 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket dessert maker Wicked Sister has brought a trade mark infringement suit against the maker of dipping sauces that this year launched a dessert it […]

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