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Trade mark confidence signals big things to come for “the Hayne Plane”
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 25 2015

Pre-season gridiron games aren’t usually on most Aussie’s sports radars in August the run-up to the AFL and NRL finals usually take up most of our


Dunnes Stores, “always better value?” not so, rules the High Court
  • FRKelly
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

On 9 June 2015, Mr. Justice Brian Cregan of the High Court held that the retailer Dunnes Stores had engaged in unlawful comparative advertising


Search engine optimisation
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • July 6 2015

Search engine optimisation (or "SEO") is a method of increasing the likelihood that a webpage or website will appear higher on a list of a search


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