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Court dismisses Pizzeria’s taste infringement claim, cites functionality

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2014

In a recent decision out of the District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the federal court wrestled with the protectibility of food

“Flavor infringement” claim by rival’s Italian restaurant is “half-baked”

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 24 2014

A Texas federal court has rejected the argument that the founders of Gina's Italian Kitchen infringed New York Pizzeria, Inc.'s (NYPI's) trademark

Bottled it!

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia
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  • October 15 2014

Application for a shape trade mark for a bottle of wine with a blank label (shown below) filed by Delegat’s Wine opposed by four of Australia’s

Co-existence outside of the U.S. might be relevant to obtaining a permanent injunction in U.S

  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 29 2014

La Quinta has operated LA QUINTA hotels and motels in the United States since 1968. Quinta Real operates QUINTA REAL luxury hotels in Mexico and has

Ordering off the menu: supporting “use” of trademarks for restaurant services

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 22 2014

Two recent non-use cancellation decisions from the Trade-marks Opposition Board provide useful guidance on the sufficiency of use in Canada to owners

US golf company faces setback in attempt to reclaim trade mark from Australian rival

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • August 22 2014

The Federal Court of Australia has refused an application by US golf company King Par LLC (King Par) for summary judgment against its Australian

Plain packaging for alcohol may happen sooner than you think

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
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  • Australia
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  • August 13 2014

Since late 2012 legislation introduced by the government has required the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in Australia in plain

Thredbo trade mark case highlights the difficulty of using a geographic place as a brand name

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • August 8 2014

Online accommodation booking business ThredboNet Marketing Pty Ltd (ThredboNet) offers accommodation at the Thredbo village skiing resort, and uses

Some trade names are best at sufficient distance

  • NLO
  • -
  • Netherlands
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  • August 6 2014

The Van der Valk hospitality chain, which owns hotels, motels and restaurants, is well known in the Netherlands. The chain's businesses are easy to

Plain packaging for alcohol may happen sooner than you think

  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 5 2014

Since late 2012, legislation introduced by the Australian Government has required the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in Australia in