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Start-up brewer Thunder Road battles CUB over long-lost beer brands

4:22PM | Tuesday, 16 April 2013 |  Boutique brewer Thunder Road Brewing Company has gone head to head with Carlton & United Breweries in a David and Goliath-style legal battle over the trademark of more than 50 mothballed beer brands.

Star Wars bathers prompt warning over licensing fees

5:30PM | Friday, 11 May 2012 |  A legal expert says start-ups need to consider the cost of licence fees before they adorn their products with images from movies or books, after a Brisbane fashion label produced Star Wars images on its clothing range.

Twitter’s Innovator's Patent Agreement prompts IP warning

4:28PM | Wednesday, 18 April 2012 |  A legal expert is urging start-ups to implement policies regarding intellectual property created by their staff, after Twitter announced the introduction of an Innovator's Patent Agreement.

Angry Birds cupcakes prompt licensing warning

12:30PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  Start-ups that align their products to existing brands need to demonstrate a guarantee of quality, an expert says, after a bakery franchise launched a range of cupcakes featuring the characters of the highly popular game Angry Birds.

Apple hits out at café over logo

10:00PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  Tech giant Apple has accused a German café of trademark infringement after the business commissioned a logo of a red apple, providing start-ups with a warning over their logo choice.

Apple-Samsung patent war prompts IP warning

10:10PM | Friday, 14 October 2011 |  Apple has won a Federal Court battle to stop Korean rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, prompting a warning for start-ups to ensure their IP protection is ironclad.

Angry Birds maker sued by US firm over patents

7:21PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 |  The makers of the popular Angry Birds game are being sued by a US licensing company for allegedly infringing its patents, prompting a patent expert to issue a warning to app developers.