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Morally questionable trade marks trade mark offices deal with applications following tragic events
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 4 2015

Several recent tragic events around the world have been followed by trade mark applications apparently seeking to take commercial advantage. Trade


Too raunchy to register: navigating the murky waters of scandalous trade marks
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

Trade mark registrations for REDSKINS owned by the Washington Redskins football team face Cancellation in that country because a US court has held


Boost gets a boost
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • January 18 2012

The Australian Trademarks Office recently decided in favour of Boost Juice Holdings Pty Ltd in its opposition to an application by Boost Foods Holdings Pty Ltd to register the mark BOOST FOODS (2011 ATMO 100


Australian trademark opposition round-up 9 July 2015
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • July 9 2015

An Australian Trademark Opposition Round-Up from the Trade Mark Office Journal dated 9 July 2015. If you wish to oppose the registration of trade


Turf war
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 29 2015

The recent Federal Court decision of Buchanan Turf Supplies v Registrar of Trade Marks (link) deals with the interaction between trade marks and


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


The safety net that catches unregistered trademarks - the old "tort of passing off" and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 11 2015

Trademarks are vital business tools comprising of any letter, word, name, signature, numeral, brand, label, packaging, shape, colour, sound or scent


Australian trademark opposition round-up 16 April 2015
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • April 17 2015

An Australian Trademark Opposition Round-Up from the Trade Mark Office Journal dated 16 April 2015. If you wish to oppose the registration of trade


Australian trade mark non-use proceedings round-up 16 April 2015
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • April 17 2015

An Australian Trade Mark Non-Use Proceedings Round-Up from the Trade Mark Office Journal dated 16 April 2015. If you wish to start any non-use


What’s in a survey? The place of consumer surveys in establishing whether a trade mark is inherently distinctive
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • June 4 2015

The question of whether a trade mark is registerable is now viewed by the Courts from the consumer perspective of the ordinary significance of the