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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Telstra challenges Airbnb’s bid to trademark “belong anywhere”

Telstra is the latest Australian company to take on a major international company in a trademark battle after it was revealed it has opposed an application by Airbnb to trademark its tagline “belong anywhere”. by Renee Thompson

Monday, 20 July 2015

“Betrayed” small business claims Domino’s stole its slice of technology in latest copycat claims

Precision Tracking alleges Domino’s Pizza modelled its new GPS tracking system on the version it originally provided the takeaway food giant on a trial basis. by Renee Thompson

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Cotton On defends practice of “trend forecasting” following copying claims

Cotton On has defended its practice of “trend forecasting” after being accused of ripping off a soft toy designed by a small business. by Renee Thompson

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Country Road accused of “heinous” rip off of Melbourne designer

Melbourne lighting design company Mance Design has accused Country Road of ripping off its store fitout and lighting designs. by Cara Waters

Thursday, 9 July 2015

How to protect your business from copycats and what to do if you get ripped off

Wooden children’s toys, splatter paint covered T-shirts and designer chairs don’t appear to have much in common. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

More copycat claims: Furniture designers fall victim to big business design rip-offs

Australian furniture designers are regular victims of big businesses ripping off their design, according to Priyanka Rao, who heads up Luxmy Furniture Group . by Cara Waters

Monday, 6 July 2015

Copying claims snowball: Small business accuses Target of “exact replica” rip-off of T-shirt design

Target Australia is in hot water again after claims it has copied the designs of another small business. by Cara Waters

Friday, 3 July 2015

Small business accuses Kmart of copying designer’s wooden puppy toy: It’s “pretty soul destroying”

A children’s toymaker wants other small businesses to come forward if they fear their designs are being copied after claiming Kmart ripped off the design of one of its wooden toy products. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Second Melbourne small business comes forward with claims Target ripped off its designs

Target Australia has been accused of ripping off the designs of another small clothing designer, just days after it was revealed the retailer paid $5000 to settle a dispute over two items of children’s clothing. by Eloise Keating
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