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Menswear label yd. accused of ‘obvious’ infringement by rival brand Politix
Intellectual Property 2021-08-18 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australian menswear label yd. has been sued for “blatant and obvious” copyright infringement for allegedly using a floral pattern produced by rival brand Politix on […]

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Finish Powerball maker sues detergent rival for ‘deceptively similar’ packaging
Intellectual Property 2021-08-17 4:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of Finish dishwashing products is seeking an urgent injunction to clear a competitor’s products from supermarket shelves, alleging trademark infringement over “deceptively similar” […]

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Court throws out Merck Sharp & Dohme’s Januvia patent extension
Intellectual Property 2021-08-12 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has dealt US drug giant Merck Sharp & Dohme a devastating blow, overturning an “untenable” patent term extension which would have protected […]

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Aristocrat judge got it right in patent analysis for computer-implemented inventions, Full Court told
Intellectual Property 2021-08-11 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The right approach to determining patentability of a computer-implemented invention is to first assess whether it is more than a mere scheme or business method, […]

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Biogen sues Pharmacor over patent for MS drug Tecfidera
Intellectual Property 2021-08-10 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Swiss pharmaceutical company Biogen has filed another lawsuit accusing an Australian generic drug manufacturer of infringing the patent for its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera. […]

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Judge won’t allow Ampol on site to rebrand Caltex stores
Intellectual Property 2021-08-10 6:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Service station giant Ampol has lost its bid to force petrol station chain EG Fuel Co to allow it access to 87 Caltex sites so […]

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Energy Beverages files ‘Mother’ of an appeal against trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-08-09 10:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A high-energy trade mark dispute has gone to the Federal Court after the maker of Mother energy drinks lost its bid before IP Australia to […]

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Manuka honey group in NZ loses fight against ‘Australian Manuka’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-08-05 12:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A New Zealand-based association representing manuka honey beekeepers has lost its opposition to an application for the ‘Australian Manuka’ trade mark by a Byron Bay […]

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In-N-Out Burger wants trade mark suit fast-tracked amid concerns over negative reviews
Intellectual Property 2021-08-04 7:08 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Popular American restaurant chain In-N-Out Burger is seeking to fast-track a trade mark lawsuit against an Australian food business which operates four “ghost kitchens”, citing […]

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a2 Milk loses challenge to Nestle’s Nan A2 trade mark for baby formula
Intellectual Property 2021-08-04 11:52 am By Cindy Cameronne

New-Zealand dairy company a2 Milk has lost its opposition to registration by food and beverage giant Nestle of its NAN A2 trade mark for infant […]

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