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Kraft, Bega to have day in court in battle for peanut butter rights
Intellectual Property 2018-08-01 8:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When US food giant Kraft faces off next week in its lawsuit against Aussie cheese company Bega for allegedly violating its peanut butter trade dress, […]

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Goodyear files appeal in trade mark fight with rival Dunlop
Intellectual Property 2018-07-31 11:02 am By Christine Caulfield

US tyre company Goodyear wants to challenge a ruling in a long-running dispute with UK-based rival Dunlop over coveted trade marks for ‘Dunlop’ and ‘Flying […]

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Aristocrat fights ruling dismissing its patents as ‘game rules’
Intellectual Property 2018-07-31 10:41 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Aristocrat Technologies is pushing on with its bid for four innovation gaming patents, after a delegate for IP Australia revoked the patents because they amounted […]

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Letters to Kmart bigwigs didn’t breach copyright law, streetwear co. says
Intellectual Property 2018-07-30 5:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Globe International denies that it broke the law when it sent multiple letters to Kmart allegedly threatening legal action for infringing its copyright for cargo […]

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Privilege not waived by DLA Piper phone call over Circadin patent
Intellectual Property 2018-07-27 11:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two generic drug makers have lost their bid for confidential documents related to Neurim Pharmaceuticals’ amendments to patents covering sleep drug Circadin, with a court […]

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Rival poppy producers face off again over codeine patents
Intellectual Property 2018-07-27 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two rival poppy processors are facing off in another courtroom battle over patents for high codeine-yielding poppy plants. Poppy processor Tasmanian Alkaloids filed a lawsuit […]

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Directed Electronics can’t block rival Hanhwa’s deal with Izuzu in IP case
Intellectual Property 2018-07-24 11:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed a bid by Australian auto electronics company Directed OE for an injunction stopping South Korean rival Hanhwa from supplying a new […]

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Sony, Universal, Warner Music join case against Copyright Tribunal
Intellectual Property 2018-07-23 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Entertainment industry titans Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music and Warner Music have joined an appeal to the Full Federal Court challenging a licence granted by […]

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Re/Max, Resimax close to settling trade mark suit, judge told
Intellectual Property 2018-07-23 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

International real estate franchisor Re/Max is close to settling a trade mark case it brought against competitor Resimax, a Federal Court judge has heard. In […]

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ACCC raises red flags over proposed copyright reform
Intellectual Property 2018-07-20 1:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted the need for expanded fair use copyright exemptions but warned applying one of the existing fairness factors […]

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