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Caffeine fix trade mark battles over a Coke and a coffee

  • MARQUE Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • December 9 2014

Two big, caffeinated trade mark cases have given a little more guidance on a couple of the trickier issues that get IP lawyers all hot and sweaty:

Apple is unable to own the “APP STORE” trade mark in Australia

  • FAL Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • December 8 2014

Apple has lost an appeal to the Australian Federal Court to register its "APP STORE" trade mark in Australia because its trade mark is unable to

Trade mark or common place word? Cantarella Bros Pty Limited v Modena Trading Pty Limited High Court determines trade mark dispute over use of foreign words for coffee products

  • Addisons
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  • Australia
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  • December 8 2014

The High Court of Australia has delivered its decision in Cantarella Bros Pty Limited v Modena Trading Pty Limited (Cantarella Case). In doing so

Australian trademark opposition round-up 4 December 2014

  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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  • Australia
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  • December 5 2014

An Australian Trademark Opposition Round-Up from the Trade Mark Office Journal dated 4 December 2014. If you wish to oppose the registration of trade

Delegate for a day

  • Allens
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  • Australia
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  • December 5 2014

A recent decision of a delegate of the Registrar of Trade Marks has piqued some interest around our office. The issue arose in the context of an

Long brew legal battle over - no special test for foreign words as trade marks

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • December 5 2014

The High Court has handed down its eagerly awaited decision on the distinctiveness of the trade marks CINQUE STELLE and ORO (owned by Cantarella Bros

Apple Inc.'s APP STORE mark still lacks any capacity to distinguish

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • December 4 2014

In March 2013 we reported that Apple Inc. ("Apple") had appealed a decision of the Australian Trade Marks Office to refuse Apple's application to

Coffee wars High Court clarifies test for registrability of trade marks

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • December 4 2014

In a landmark trade mark judgment delivered on 3 December 2014, the High Court in Cantarella Bros v Modena Trading 2014 HCA 48 has clarified a

Sour Apple after Federal Court of Australia denies 'APP STORE' trade mark

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia
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  • December 4 2014

The Federal Court of Australia has upheld the Australian Trade Marks Office's decision (TMO) to refuse to register Apple's trade mark application for

When is a foreign language mark registrable in Australia?

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • December 4 2014

The High Court of Australia has handed down an important decision concerning the test for when a trade mark is registrable. The impact of the