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The battle for gold continues
  • Allens
  • Australia, European Union
  • June 12 2015

The fight for the right to own ORO (which means 'gold' in Italian and Spanish) is on again - this time between biscuit and snack food companies in the


Have a break: EU lags behind Australia in determining registrability of KIT-KAT shape
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 12 2015

For many years, Nestlé has been seeking registration of its KIT-KAT shape as a trade mark in various parts of the world with various degrees of


Intellectual property trademarks
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Australia
  • June 11 2015

The Austrian Supreme Court had to decide on McDonalds opposition against the application of a hotel operating company for the trademarks


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


.au new domain name real estate?
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • June 4 2015

The Names Panel of the central .au registry auDA is considering whether to open up direct registrations of .au domain names eg. name.au. Presently it


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


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


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


You spin me right round baby, right round Guru Denim logo survives appeal from Omega in NZ
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • May 20 2015

Omega SA v Guru Denim Inc 2015 NZHC 559 is a case about fashion brands. And we love to write about cases about fashion brands (jeans brands here


Who is Australia's cheapest chemist? A cautionary tale for all trade mark owners
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • May 20 2015

Registration of a trade mark grants an owner the best protection of a brand against unauthorised copying, and trade mark challenges by third parties