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Media monitor Isentia loses bid to lower interim copyright fees
Intellectual Property April 23, 2020 5:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Copyright Tribunal has dismissed an application by media monitoring firm Isentia to lower per-clip rates payable to collecting house Copyright Agency, rejecting arguments the […]

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Fuchs infringed Quaker patents at BHP mine, court finds
Intellectual Property April 21, 2020 7:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has found that Fuchs Lubricants infringed two patents owned by Quaker Chemicals by supplying hydraulic fluid to a Queensland mine owned by […]

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Victoria Beckham takes Sydney skincare company to court over ‘VB’ marks
Intellectual Property April 20, 2020 11:27 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has taken Sydney-based skincare company VB Skinlab to court, alleging it attempted to register two trade marks […]

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Bayer loses opposition to ‘Preceed’ weed killer trade mark
Intellectual Property April 20, 2020 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Agricultural giant Bayer can’t block an Australian herbicide maker from trade marking ‘Preceed’ for its products, with a delegate from the Trade Marks Office finding […]

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IP Australia’s trade mark and patent prosecution during the COVID-19 outbreak
Expert Insights April 17, 2020 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic IP offices around the world, like IP Australia, are accommodating the current reality. As with courts and other […]

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Bega triumphs again in $60M battle over peanut butter IP rights
Intellectual Property April 14, 2020 3:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kraft has lost an appeal in its high-stakes legal battle against Bega over the right to use its distinctive peanut butter trade dress in Australia. […]

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Trade mark blues: Italian consortiums fail to protect their cheeses   
Intellectual Property April 14, 2020 8:15 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two Italian cheese consortiums have failed in separate bids to trade mark their respective cheeses, Gorgonzola and Asiago, with delegates ruling the trade marks were […]

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Katy Perry wins bid to split up trial in battle over name rights
Intellectual Property April 8, 2020 11:40 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Pop star Katy Perry has won her bid to split up the trial in high-stakes litigation with a Sydney-based fashion designer over who owns the […]

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Victoria Beckham loses opposition to skincare company’s trade marks
Intellectual Property April 8, 2020 7:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has lost her opposition to two trade marks owned by Sydney-based skincare company VB Skinlab, despite IP Australia finding the former […]

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Court tosses opposition to SARB patent application for parking overstay detector
Intellectual Property March 30, 2020 5:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed an opposition by tech company Vehicle Management Systems to a patent application by rival SARB Management Group for an integrated magnetic […]

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