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ALDI says customers not duped by ‘natural’ claims
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 8:49 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Ordinary ALDI customers who bought the house brand Protane “Naturals” hair care products from the “cheap”, wire-caged middle sections of stores for under $5, would […]

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Sanofi wins challenge to Reckitt-Benckiser lozenge patent
Intellectual Property February 22, 2018 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Patent Office has shot down a patent application covering throat lozenges by consumer goods giant Reckitt-Benckiser on a challenge by rival Sanofi-Aventis. Citing […]

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Penfolds copycat faces sobering moment with trademark action
Intellectual Property February 19, 2018 1:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Treasury Wine Estates has brought a trademark case against Rush Rich for allegedly making and selling copycat Penfolds products in China and Australia. In a […]

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IP Australia offers court new reason to reject Rokt patent
Intellectual Property February 15, 2018 8:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Patent Office wants the Federal Court to uphold its decision refusing an application by marketing technology start-up Rokt for a patent covering its […]

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Cargill cow gene patent invalid, Federal Court says
Intellectual Property February 13, 2018 4:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A federal court judge has found that a bovine gene patent held by Cargill Inc. is invalid, but said the American agriculture giant could beef […]

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IP Australia grounds coffee pod patent
Intellectual Property February 26, 2018 2:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian company Vittoria Food & Beverage has won its challenge to a patent application for a coffee pod system filed by a unit of global […]

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LED patent infringement appeal hinges on a word
Intellectual Property February 21, 2018 8:05 pm By Jennifer Cooke

The word “contains” is not ambiguous when it comes to patent claims and means “includes”, a Full Court of the Federal Court was told Wednesday […]

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Fitbit trademark suit should move to SA, billionaire says
Intellectual Property February 20, 2018 7:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Fitbit suit challenging two trademarks owned by South Australian convenience store king Yasser Shahin should be moved to South Australia, Shahin has told a […]

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