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Should you get bent out of shape pursuing trade mark registration for a shape?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • February 10 2017

According to the Australian Trade Mark Search system, as at 9 February 2017, there were 953 shape marks registered as trade marks, and a further 195

The Battle of the Kylies - part 2
  • Minter Ellison
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

In our previous blog post, we had reported that in a battle for the name KYLIE, Kylie Minogue had opposed a US trade mark application for "KYLIE" by

Are you recommending that your clients take out intellectual property insurance?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 30 2016

When commenting on the trade mark case Dick Smith Investments Pty Ltd v Ramsey 2016 FCA 939, Mr Smith is supposed to have said: "this is an

Kylie v Kylie
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • March 16 2016

In a recent opposition filed with the USPTO, Kylie Minogue opposed a trade mark application for "KYLIE" filed by Kylie Jenner. Ms Minogue claimed

  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • July 8 2016

In a recent example of what can happen when a company is able to obtain a trade mark for a commonly used word, in the United States, Citigroup is

High Court considers distinctiveness of foreign words
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 3 2014

The High Court has held in an eagerly awaited trade mark decision that the words 'Cinque Stelle' and 'Oro' (Italian for 'Five Stars' and 'Gold'

Whiskey, websites, bottles and blocks - 12 months in trade mark and copyright law
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 16 2015

After a big year in trade marks in Australia in 2014, including a High Court decision (Cantarella Bros, regarding 'ORO' and 'CINQUE STELLE'), 2015

Yellow appeal
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 11 2015

The Full Federal Court has confirmed that Telstra's "YELLOW" word mark is not able to be registered as a trade mark. Subject to any potential appeal

UK Glee Club makes song and dance about Fox's TM usage
  • Minter Ellison
  • United Kingdom
  • March 18 2016

Comic Enterprises Ltd (Comic Enterprises) operates a number of UK entertainment venues which offer both live and recorded musical entertainment in

A sweet victory for MALTITOS
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 20 2015

The Federal Court has allowed Minter Ellison client Delfi Chocolate Manufacturing S.A.'s appeal against a Trade Marks Office decision refusing to