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Judge not going to take delays in Clive Palmer Twisted Sister copyright case
Intellectual Property July 24, 2019 8:53 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for Queensland businessman Clive Palmer have apologised to the court for repeated delays in the Twisted Sister music copyright case, blaming the unavailability of […]

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Apple, Swatch both come up short in latest trade mark fight
Intellectual Property July 24, 2019 4:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Rival firms Apple Inc and Swatch AG have both failed in their opposition to the other’s trade mark extension application, with a delegate for the […]

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IP Australia stubs out Philip Morris opposition to British American Tobacco e-cig trade mark
Intellectual Property July 24, 2019 8:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

US tobacco giant Philip Morris has failed in its challenge before IP Australia to rival British American Tobacco’s application for a trade mark to be […]

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Caterpillar pounces on Puma’s ‘procat’ trade mark
Intellectual Property July 23, 2019 9:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A catfight has broken out between construction equipment and workwear maker Caterpillar and sneaker giant Puma, with Caterpillar arguing Puma’s ‘procat’ trade mark is deceptively […]

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Boehringer wins time to oppose Intervet patent after lawyers botched deadline
Intellectual Property July 22, 2019 4:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Boehringer Ingelheim has been given more time to oppose a proposed patent by rival drug maker Intervet, after the German drug company’s […]

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Mylan fires another shot at Cipla in generic Lipidil battle
Competition & Consumer Protection July 22, 2019 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mylan has launched a lawsuit against Cipla for allegedly copying the get-up of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipidil, after losing a bid to block Cipla […]

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More than a ‘scintilla of inventiveness’: Motorola defends source code as Hytera trial kicks off
Intellectual Property July 22, 2019 8:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

Patents at the centre of a high stakes IP dispute between tech giants Motorola and Hytera have significantly more than the necessary “scintilla of inventiveness” […]

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Apple wins patent for computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property July 22, 2019 2:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has been granted a patent for an animation-generating user interface for its iPhone and iPad devices, beating back multiple adverse examination reports that described […]

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Ban on Instagram selfie with Kylie Jenner would intrude on ‘personal freedom’, judge says
Intellectual Property July 17, 2019 6:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to order the removal of a selfie photograph with model Kylie Jenner from the personal Instagram account of the former CEO […]

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Condom maker Ansell settles SKYN trade mark spat
Intellectual Property July 17, 2019 1:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ansell has settled a dispute with a Perth cosmetic clinic over its proposed registration of the trade mark ‘SKYN Love The Skyn You’re In’, after […]

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