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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

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

All is not sunny in the world of directories down under
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • January 13 2016

We love our trade mark cases: they are usually fun, involve interesting productsservices, lead to a real wrangling between the parties in terms of

Should have STAYEed at HOME.
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 1 2015

Australian Homestay opposed the registration of the below trade mark filed by Homestay covering Class 43 accommodation services

  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 1 2015

This matter concerned the opposition by Cisco to a trade mark application filed by CSIRO for the below device. The application covered a wide range

Does anyone have a charger?!
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 1 2015

Apple applied for the extension of protection of the below trade mark in Australia under its corresponding International Registration. It is

Passing off in the UK, Australia and New Zealand: a divergence in criteria
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • May 29 2015

On 13 May 2015, the UK Supreme Court affirmed the traditional requirements for the tort of passing off. The Court maintained that a claimant must

Federal Court decides APP STORE not distinctive and clarifies role of the Registrar in appeals
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • March 26 2015

As the world's most valuable brand (as shown here), it is unsurprising that Apple's trade mark portfolio is large and pushes the boundaries of what

Australian trade mark non-use proceedings round-up 18 June 2015
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 18 2015

An Australian Trade Mark Non-Use Proceedings Round-Up from the Trade Mark Office Journal dated 18 June 2015. If you wish to start any non-use