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Full Court shoots down Aristocrat’s patents for popular poker machine
Intellectual Property 2021-11-19 9:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

IP Australia has won its appeal of a judge’s decision to allow four Aristocrat patents for its popular Lightning Link electronic poker machine to proceed […]

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Pfizer wins more docs in preliminary discovery saga over Enbrel biosimilar
Intellectual Property 2021-11-18 12:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Five years into a preliminary discovery application for a potential patent infringement lawsuit over a biosimilar of its Enbrel medication, Pfizer has partially succeeded in […]

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Detergent buyers don’t confuse Finish, Somat brands, trade mark trial hears
Intellectual Property 2021-11-16 6:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of Somat dishwashing products has hit back at allegations of trade mark infringement, telling a court the prominent brand name on its range […]

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Corrs Chambers lures two industrial relations pros from Herbert Smith Freehills
People In The News 2021-11-15 2:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has nabbed two prominent industrial relations professionals with nearly fifty years combined experience from Herbert Smith Freehills to expand its employment and […]

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Cotton On takes rival to court over ‘unjustifiable’ litigation threats
Intellectual Property 2021-11-15 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian clothing retailer Cotton On has taken rival surf and streetwear brand Ghanda to court over “unjustifiable” and “groundless” accusations of copyright and trade mark […]

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Lawyer accuses IP firm of sacking her for complaints of bullying
Employment 2021-11-10 10:49 am By Christine Caulfield

A trade mark attorney has sued boutique IP firm Marquette, alleging she was fired for complaining about her treatment by a supervisor who had been […]

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Ono Pharmaceutical faces grilling by Full Court in patent extension appeal
Intellectual Property 2021-11-04 9:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Drug company Ono Pharmaceutical has faced tough questioning by an appeals court in a fight with IP Australia over a decision that secured it a […]

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Is it infringement if no one saw it? Hells Angels, Redbubble TM case to raise novel issue
Intellectual Property 2021-11-02 1:02 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A novel issue of liability has been raised in a trademark dispute between Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation and Redbubble, with the online retailer claiming a […]

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a2 Milk loses trade mark fight against Mead Johnson Nutrition
Intellectual Property 2021-11-02 4:44 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The a2 Milk Company is paying the price for its descriptive trade name, unsuccessfully opposing registration of a trademark for Reckitt Benckiser subsidiary’s milk-based product, […]

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Spruson & Ferguson, Shelston IP merge to create intellectual property powerhouse
Business of Law 2021-11-02 2:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Spruson & Ferguson and Shelston IP have merged to create Australia’s largest intellectual property law firm, with a 200-strong workforce and more than 160 years […]

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