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Use of a trade mark without a product to sell
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • September 26 2016

In the recent decision of Dick Smith Investments Pty Ltd v Ramsey, the Court was called on to determine a dispute between the owners of two homophonic

Another case considering t-shirt branding. Has Silberquelle been transplanted into Australian law?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • September 2 2016

The Australian airline Qantas has had its opposition against the "t-shirt" mark below rejected by the Federal Court (Qantas Airways Limited v Edwards

“When Ambush Marketers smile at me, I go to Rio”: Protected uses of Olympic Insignia
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

Association with the Olympic brand is a marketer’s dream. Through national and international law, the Olympic Movement is afforded considerable

What's wrong with using an Olympic-themed hashtag?
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • August 19 2016

While the world celebrates the Olympics, misuse of hashtags on social media has taken centre stage as many businesses could find themselves in hot

Australian and Singaporean courts clarify ‘own name’ defence
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, Singapore
  • August 10 2016

The bona fide use of ‘own name’ is a longstanding defence to trademark infringement in Singapore and Australia. However, although case law on the

Federal Court rules Olympic themed Telstra campaign is not misleading
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

The Federal Court's recent decision in Australian Olympic Committee, Inc. v Telstra Corporation Limited2016 FCA 857 will be of particular interest

Australian Olympic Committee v Telstra: Federal Court draws a ‘fine line’ on ambush marketing
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

The legality of ambush marketing tactics in Australia and the protection of the value of sponsorship rights in relation to the Olympic Games has

‘The Ring Games’: How ambush marketing can see brands benefit from multi-million dollar events for free
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

Sponsorship agreements between brands and significant national and global sporting and cultural events provide valuable platforms from which those

Update: Australian Olympic Committee, Inc. v Telstra Corporation Limited 2016 FCA 857
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016

The Olympic Games is the largest sporting event in the world. Viewed by billions of people worldwide, many companies understandably seek to associate

That Just Won’t Fly: Federal Court decision in Qantas v Edwards offers guidance on trade mark confusion
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • July 5 2016

The Federal Court’s recent decision in Qantas v Edwards 2016 provides a useful exposition of two frequently-run grounds of opposition under the