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Australian trademark opposition round-up 30 October 2014
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

An Australian Trademark Opposition Round-Up from the Trade Mark Office Journal dated 30 October 2014. If you wish to oppose the registration of trade

Is it a bird, is it a plane, or is it a trade mark?
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • March 19 2015

In this Alert, Partner Hayden Delaney and Associate Hayley Tarr address the some of the issues associated with trade mark registration as it applies

Cantarella Bros. V. Espresso Enterprises good coffee but bad faith
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • February 12 2015

The decision handed down in mid-2014 by the Australian Trade Marks Office in Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd v. Espresso Enterprises Pty Ltd dealt with the

Client update: important clarifications of Australian trade mark registrability
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • February 16 2015

Two recent trade mark cases have widened the field of marks that are potentially registrable in Australia on the basis that those marks are

New rules for determining availability of a business name
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

Registration of a business name is managed under the Business Names Registration Act 2011. The rules for determining whether a business name is

Coconuts in the RAW
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • February 18 2015

C Coconut Water opposed registration of the trade mark RAWC for beverages in Class 32, filed by Natural Raw C. The opponent attempted to argue that

  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • February 18 2015

Marshalls Mono’s Australian designation of its FAIRSTONE trade mark covering paving and building materials in Class 19 was opposed by Bridgestone

Australia - new e-filing system for Trade Marks Madrid Export applications
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

On 14 January 2015, IP Australia and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) announced the introduction of a new e-filing system for

BrandWrites - May 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the sale by the well-known retailer Topshop of a t-shirt bearing an image of the famous pop

West Coast keeps its cool(er) and its registrations
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • July 8 2015

In non-use Cancellation proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office, the Registrar is provided with the discretion to remove a trade mark “in