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THANKS but no THANKS
  • 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


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


Bottle royale: Coca-Cola fizzes out in federal court challenge
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • January 9 2015

In 2010, The Coca-Cola Company ('Coca-Cola') applied for declarations, injunctions, damages and other relief against PepsiCo Inc ('PepsiCo'


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'


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


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


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


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


Cooking your own Goose
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 19 2016

On 28 June 2016, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down a landmark judgment, revealing trade mark owners risk forfeiting their