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Aldi’s ‘wholly descriptive’ trade mark for clothing line revoked
Intellectual Property January 10, 2020 5:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aldi Foods’ trade mark for one of its clothing brands has been revoked, with an IP Australia delegate finding the mark is “wholly descriptive” and […]

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Full Court says Oxworks wrongly awarded extra damages in patent suit
Intellectual Property January 9, 2020 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has provided clarity around additional damages in patent cases by reducing the penalties liable to be paid by an Australian fencing […]

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High Court to weigh in on patent exhaustion in Seiko ink cartridge spat
Intellectual Property January 8, 2020 5:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted special leave to cartridge reseller Calidad after the company lost an intellectual property dispute with printer giant Seiko Epson and […]

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Corrs partner on the hook for security in DNA patent appeal
Intellectual Property January 6, 2020 5:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

A partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth who successfully opposed a genome editing patent by ToolGen, and a corporate predecessor of law firm Ashurst, have been […]

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Pizzeys wins discovery bid for possible lawsuit against patent attorneys who jumped ship
Business of Law December 13, 2019 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys has won its bid for preliminary discovery to pursue possible claims against two patent attorneys who […]

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Gilead says Glaxo venture’s HIV patent invalid
Intellectual Property December 10, 2019 11:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US biotech giant Gilead has struck back at a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a specialist HIV pharmaceutical company majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline, saying the […]

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CoreLogic wins copyright battle with photographer over real estate pics
Intellectual Property December 10, 2019 10:53 pm By

A photographer has lost his copyright fight against property data analytics company CoreLogic, after accusing it of publishing photographs and floor plans without a licence.  […]

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Glaxo’s HIV drug venture sues Gilead for patent infringement over Biktarvy
Intellectual Property December 9, 2019 10:04 pm By

A specialist HIV pharmaceutical company majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline has launched a Federal Court case accusing competitor Gilead Sciences of selling an HIV-fighting drug that […]

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160-year-old IP boutique Watermark to hang up its hat
Business of Law November 21, 2019 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP boutique Griffith Hack will soon have around 80 practicing lawyers when it absorbs Australia’s oldest specialist intellectual property firm Watermark next year. Intellectual property […]

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Clive Palmer ‘didn’t like the price’ of Twisted Sister licence, court hears
Intellectual Property December 4, 2019 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Billionaire and former politician Clive Palmer knew he needed a licence to use Twisted Sister’s hit song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ but went ahead […]

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