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Melbourne retailer appeals $2.8M fine for violating Microsoft IP
Intellectual Property September 20, 2018 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne retailer is challenging a $2.8 million fine against it for allegedly violating the intellectual property for Microsoft’s Windows 7 software. Computer and Parts […]

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Unique wins appeal of unconscionable conduct ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has overturned a win for the consumer regulator in a case against Sydney-based Unique International College, ruling that the vocational trainer’s practices for marketing and enrolling students in its diploma courses did not amount to unconscionable conduct.

Financial adviser wins challenge to ASIC’s life ban
Financial Services September 19, 2018 7:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission failed to establish any grounds for permanently banning an ANZ financial adviser from the industry, a tribunal said in setting aside the decision Tuesday. 

Bega admits to using Kraft-branded shippers
Intellectual Property September 19, 2018 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bega has admitted to allegations by Kraft that it distributed its peanut butter in boxes with the Kraft logo on the outside, but says it was allowed to under a license agreement.

ASIC sues Dover Financial, director for misleading clients
Financial Services September 17, 2018 3:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has filed a lawsuit against shuttered financial adviser Dover Financial and its former director, who famously collapsed during questioning before the Royal Commission, over […]

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Shareholders to contest Bellamy’s cost-capping bid in class actions
Class Actions September 14, 2018 2:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

A sought-after court order by organic baby food maker Bellamy’s to limit legal costs in two class actions won’t come without a fight, a barrister […]

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ABC, Fairfax to fight dismissal of truth defence in Chau Chak Wing defamation suit
Defamation September 14, 2018 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ABC and Fairfax Media are appealing a ruling tossing their truth defence in a case brought by Chinese billionaire and philanthropist Dr Chau Chak […]

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Maker of iconic French press sues to block copycat device
Intellectual Property September 13, 2018 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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ACCC approves $13B acquisition of Australian energy giant
Competition & Consumer Protection September 12, 2018 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has said it will permit a $13 billion acquisition of Australian energy infrastructure business APA Group by a Hong […]

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Australia, Canada settle patent fight over commemorative coins
Intellectual Property September 11, 2018 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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