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Scotch Whisky is generic, can’t be trademarked, court told
Intellectual Property 2018-09-17 4:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing a trade mark infringement lawsuit for selling products under the name Scotch Whisky, Australian liquor retailer D’Aquino Bros has filed a claim of its […]

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Source code copyright fight settles before damages trial
Intellectual Property 2018-09-17 3:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

On the eve of a hearing into damages, rival pavement engineering companies have resolved a copyright dispute that continued important law on what constitutes infringement […]

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Gamer settles Take-Two lawsuit over Grand Theft Auto copyright
Intellectual Property 2018-09-14 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A gamer has admitted he violated the copyright for  Take-Two Interactive’s popular Grand Theft Auto video game by making unauthorised changes to the game that allowed […]

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Aristocrat patent appeal hinges on Rokt, Encompass outcomes
Intellectual Property 2018-09-13 10:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has put an appeal by Aristocrat of an IP Australia ruling that revoked four of its gaming patents on hold pending […]

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Mars melts Kraft’s patent for heat-resistant chocolate
Intellectual Property 2018-09-13 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Confectionery giant Mars has successfully opposed an application by Kraft Foods for an Australian patent for chocolate that doesn’t melt in the summer months. IP […]

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Maker of iconic French press sues to block copycat device
Intellectual Property 2018-09-13 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bodum, maker of the popular glass French press coffee maker, has sued an Australian company for allegedly copying the design and getup of its iconic […]

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Merial takes fight over Intervet parasite patent to federal court
Intellectual Property 2018-09-12 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Animal drug giant Merial is pushing on with its opposition to rival Intervet’s bid to a patent a non-drug resistant injectable formula for treating animal […]

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Corner Hotel wins bid for McDonald’s hipster cafe financials
Intellectual Property 2018-09-12 11:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

McDonald’s must hand over financial records for its Corner Cafe as the trade mark battle launched by Melbourne’s Corner Hotel heads to mediation. Swancom, owner […]

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Australia, Canada settle patent fight over commemorative coins
Intellectual Property 2018-09-11 10:55 am By Christine Caulfield

An international IP dispute between the Royal Australian Mint and its Canadian counterpart over a patent for printed commemorative coins has settled, three months after […]

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Aussie banknote maker defeats UK rival’s security device patent, for now
Intellectual Property 2018-09-10 10:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australian banknote manufacturer CCL Secure has successfully blocked British rival De La Rue International from registering a patent for a banknote security device. Delegate of […]

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