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V Energy maker sees red, loses colour trademark battle with Coke
Intellectual Property 2018-07-02 10:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The maker of V Energy drinks has lost a fight to trademark the shade of green used on its cans and labels, with a judge […]

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Mattel tells court transformable toys nothing new
Intellectual Property 2018-06-29 11:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Toy giant Mattel is fighting back against claims that its Mecard toys violate Canadian toy company Spin Master’s patent for a toy transformation mechanism, claiming […]

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D’Aquino Bros served suit for ‘flagrant’ infringement of Scotch Whisky trade mark
Intellectual Property 2018-06-29 10:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquor distributor D’Aquino Bros has been taken to court again, accused for the fourth time of “flagrant” trade mark infringement for continuing to sell products […]

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CrownBet was ‘controlling mind’ behind Betstar cybersquatting: WIPO
Intellectual Property 2018-06-29 9:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The World Intellectual Property Organisation has found bookmaker CrownBet was the “controlling mind” behind the cybersquatting of four domains that allegedly violated rival Betstar’s trade […]

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Australia wins WTO case on plain tobacco packaging
Intellectual Property 2018-06-29 5:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a landmark ruling, the World Trade Organisation has backed Australia’s controversial law imposing plain packaging on tobacco products, finding the law did not violate […]

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Soft-drink giants await ruling in trade mark war over colour green
Intellectual Property 2018-06-28 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling in a trademark battle between two beverage giants over a shade of green is set to be handed down next week, and the […]

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Kmart denies CEO misled streetwear co. over cargo pants
Intellectual Property 2018-06-28 8:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Kmart has filed its defence denying claims in a suit alleging CEO Guy Russo gave false assurances that the department store had revamped a line […]

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Carlisle Homes loses injunction bid in copyright case
Intellectual Property 2018-06-27 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge had denied home builder Carlisle Homes’ bid for a temporary injunction in a case alleging rival home builder Resimax violated its copyright for […]

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Optus wins appeal of trade mark deregistration
Intellectual Property 2018-06-26 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus can hang on to its Optus trade mark for marketing and advertising services, after successfully challenging a ruling that the mark should be deregistered […]

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Senate committee backs computerised IP decision-making
Intellectual Property 2018-06-26 10:38 am By Miklos Bolza

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has thrown its support behind a bill which permits the use of computer programs to approve patents, trade marks, designs […]

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