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Gilbert + Tobin IP litigator Natalie Zwar hits the right notes in music, and in law
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-07-13 11:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Although she planned a career as a professional flautist, the law is where Gilbert + Tobin’s Natalie Zwar ended up, using her talent and love […]

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Macpherson Kelley welcomes commercial lawyer from Piper Alderman
People In The News 2021-07-12 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Macpherson Kelley has lured a highly experienced lawyer from rival firm Piper Alderman to join its group of “straight talking” and award-winning practitioners […]

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Tradie briefs not the ‘Aussiest undies ever’ but made in China, rival says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-08 9:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The company that manufactures men’s briefs under the brand name Tradie is being sued by a rival, alleging it misled consumers by claiming the underpants […]

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Instagoods takes trade mark fight with Instagram to Federal Court
Intellectual Property 2021-07-08 3:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail tech and dating start-up Instagoods has appealed a successful challenge of its Instadate trade mark registration by social media giant Instagram. The appeal to […]

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7-Eleven wins removal of Seven Network’s ‘7NOW’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-07-07 1:36 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has succeeded in having Seven Network’s ‘7NOW’ trade mark removed for non-use, with an IP Australia delegate finding links to services […]

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‘Buttermite’ deceptively similar to Vegemite trade mark, IP Australia delegate says
Intellectual Property 2021-07-06 9:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Vegemite maker Bega Cheese has won a challenge to an inventor’s bid to register ‘Buttermite’ as a trade mark for a breakfast spread. In a […]

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Caffitaly wins reversal of invalidity ruling on coffee pod patent
Intellectual Property 2021-07-01 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coffee capsule machine manufacturer Caffitaly has saved one of its coffee pod patents from a finding of invalidity, in a partially successful appeal of a […]

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Pop star Katy Perry wins privilege spat in trade mark lawsuit against designer
Intellectual Property 2021-06-28 4:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

US singer Katy Perry has won a ruling shielding communications with lawyers from 2009 in a trade mark dispute with Australian fashion designer Katie Perry. […]

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Quaker asks High Court to weigh in on ‘grace period’ for publicly disclosing inventions
Article 2021-06-28 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US chemical company Quaker Chemical is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a Full Court judgment that found its patents for quickly […]

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State Street appeals loss to Maurice Blackburn in Fearless Girl dispute
Appeals 2021-06-28 11:59 am By Cat Fredenburgh

US financial services giant State Street has appealed its loss in a lawsuit brought against Maurice Blackburn over the law firm’s use of a replica […]

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