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Google loses bid to patent mobile payment system
Intellectual Property 2018-07-05 11:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google has lost a bid for a patent for a mobile payment system, with an examiner for IP Australia calling the proposed patent a business […]

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Famed Melbourne pub sues McDonald’s over ‘Corner’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2018-07-05 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Corner Hotel in Melbourne is suing McDonald’s, claiming a new hipster cafe that serves as a testing lab for the fast food giant violates […]

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Streem gets licence extension in dispute with Copyright Agency
Intellectual Property 2018-07-05 11:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Media monitoring company Streem has been granted interim relief in its dispute with the Copyright Agency Limited over the terms of an agreement to sublicence […]

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Fitbit settles trade mark suit against South Australian billionaire’s co.
Intellectual Property 2018-07-03 10:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fitbit has resolved a trade mark case brought against the convenience store owned by billionaire Yasser Shahin over his company’s “Footbit” and “Headbit” trade marks. A […]

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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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