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Arrow drops opposition to Novartis patent for MS drug, despite win before IP Australia
Intellectual Property 2020-10-12 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has upheld Novartis’ appeal of a ruling revoking its patent for an oral form of multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya, after Australian generic […]

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Melbourne law firms battle over ‘C’ trade marks
Business of Law 2021-01-11 1:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two Melbourne law firms are locked in a courtroom battle over their ‘C’ trade marks made up of concentric circles, after IP Australia allowed two […]

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Loss of the Motherland: IP Australia strips Monster Energy of trade mark for non-use
Intellectual Property 2021-01-11 11:23 am By Miklos Bolza

The maker of Mother energy drinks has had its Motherland trade mark removed by IP Australia, with a delegate granting a win to rival caffeinated […]

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High Court won’t hear Rokt appeal on software patentability
Intellectual Property 2020-10-08 9:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to weigh in on the patentability of software, rejecting e-commerce company Rokt’s bid for review of a decision striking down […]

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Amazon computer patent ‘nothing more than a scheme’, IP Australia says
Intellectual Property 2021-02-18 5:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

IP Australia has rejected e-commerce giant Amazon’s patent application for a method of allocating resources in virtual computers, finding the patent’s claims were “nothing more […]

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L’Oreal opposition to Lore Perfumery trade mark doesn’t pass the smell test
Intellectual Property 2021-03-25 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has lost its opposition to Melbourne-based Lore Perfumery’s ‘Lore’ trade mark, with an IP Australia delegate finding that L’Oreal’s strong reputation made […]

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Full Court to hear another appeal over computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property 2021-03-04 2:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has been asked to consider an appeal of a judge’s ruling backing the position of the Commissioner of Patents that two […]

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Game over for Monster Energy’s opposition to ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-19 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down Monster Energy’s opposition to Japanese software company Mixi registering the ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark in Australia for its popular video […]

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