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IP in depth: difficulties with establishing grounds of opposition based on descriptive or suggestive trade marks
  • Fisher Adams Kelly
  • Australia
  • June 16 2015

A recent case in Australia highlights some of the considerations that business owners must take into account when selecting a company name or brand


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


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


Madonna’s not the only MATERIAL GIRL
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

This matter concerned a non-use removal application filed by MG Icon seeking the removal of Caprice Australia's trade mark registration for MATERIAL


Nakedbus stripped by intercity
  • Shelston IP
  • Australia, European Union
  • March 17 2015

I and N are the no. 1 and 2 long distance bus companies in NZ, with I being the original monopoly. I owns INTERCITY. There were many prior disputes


Has Katy Perry jumped the (left) shark with her latest trade mark grab?
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 24 2015

Katy Perry is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars - and biggest brands - in the entertainment world today. Her position in the firmament was


JE SUIS CHARLIE, but it is not a trade mark
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 21 2015

On 9 January 2015, a US trade mark application was filed for JE SUIS CHARLIE by a trust from California. An Australian application for JESUISCHARLIE


Ambushed! New Commonwealth legislation enacted to target ambush marketing
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • November 11 2014

Sport sponsorships generate billions of dollars in revenue each year, with many businesses clearly viewing sponsorships as a valuable asset. Ambush


The trade mark that stops an ad campaign? IP and related issues in marketing by bookmakers
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • November 4 2014

A website is devoted to retired racehorse Black Caviar where roses, horse-care products and a range of merchandise may be purchased - all bearing the


Search engine optimisation and trade mark infringement under Australian law
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • October 31 2014

Many businesses use search engine optimisation strategies as part of their online marketing strategy to generate online traffic. This raises some