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ABC Radio’s proposed rebranding receives a poor reception in Adelaide
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • February 27 2017

The applicant (EBA) owns a FM community radio station that has been on the air since 1972 under the name “5UV”, later “5UV Radio Adelaide” and, since


MONSTER BATTLE: Monster Energy Company v Disney Enterprises, Inc 2017 ATMO 2 (10 January 2017)
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • February 16 2017

Disney Enterprises, Inc (Disney) applied for the trade mark MONSTERS UNIVERSITY for various goods and services including clothing and a wide range of


Contract law lessons learnt from the Full Federal Court's decision in Peter Vogel Instruments v Fairlight
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • February 9 2017

The Full Federal Court recently overturned in part a decision of a single judge of the Federal Court in Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd v Fairlight.Au


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


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