In a rare landmark case on the validity of patents covering biotech innovations, the Supreme People’s Court of China has decided in favor of Novozymes, in a trial against two competitors accused of infringing its enzyme patent.
Scotland’s plans for minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules, says the advocate general for the European Court of Justice; but the Scottish government says it will continue to ‘vigorously make the case’ for the policy.
Playboy still alleges that CirTran and PlayBev are 'illegitimately conducting’ the Playboy energy drink business and unlawfully making money off the brand, as legal action continues in the state of Illinois.
Senator Richard Blumenthal has denounced Monster on Twitter for threatening kids’ nutritionist ‘Dr Deb’ with legal action, following ‘false and defamatory’ statements on energy drinks made in a newsletter aimed at children aged 6-10 and their parents.
Western Australia’s Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor has appointed a committee to review the state’s existing liquor laws. It has been charged with examining the regulatory framework for the consumption, licencing, marketing and supply of alcohol.
Vita Coco co-founder and CEO, Michael Kirban, has hit back at Canadian law firm Consumer Law Group (CLG), calling its class action against his firm over product hydration claims a ‘copycat suit’ that would not distract the business.
Bitter cranberry rivals Ocean Spray Cranberries and Decas Cranberry Sales are set for another legal battle after Ocean Spray this week sued Decas for “deceptive business practices” in a Massachusetts court. Decas has vowed to fight the action.
Heinken's Spanish unit has lost its court case against smaller
local brewer Alhambra over the rights to the Aguila Negra brand. On
the surface, Heineken's case was built on the claim that Aguila
Negra was competing unfairly...
Anheuser-Busch successfully defends its rights to the Budweiser and
Bud names in Italy, forcing Czech rival Budejovicky Budvar to
change the name of its beer sold there. The ruling by the Court of
Cassation comes a mere 17 years after...
SPI, the company which owns the popular Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya
vodka brands, is to take legal action in the European courts to
prevent the Russian government from hindering distribution of the
vodka throughout the Union, a move...