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Great brand - shame about the product!
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 8 2016

A trade mark, personified by a brand, can be one of an organisation’s greatest assets. Indefinitely renewable, a trade mark can live on longer than

Is the term POMMIEBASHER offensive?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • April 6 2016

We reported in January on the decision of a US District Court ordering the removal of the Washington Redskins trade mark from the register on the

Is Purchase of a Google AdWord use of a Trade Mark? Case Examined by Australian Federal Court
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • April 6 2016

The Federal Court of Australia has examined the issue of trade mark infringement by advertisers using competitors' trade marks as Google AdWords

Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 5 2016

The latest US sales report for the music industry has been released, showing annual revenues are still hovering around the US$7 billion mark, as they

Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence - March 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 30 2016

On the gambling front, a case in the US involving fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel has been causing a stir. In November 2015, the New York

Kylie v Kylie
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • March 16 2016

In a recent opposition filed with the USPTO, Kylie Minogue opposed a trade mark application for "KYLIE" filed by Kylie Jenner. Ms Minogue claimed

‘POMMIEBASHER’: offensive or not?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • March 15 2016

Australia and England’s sporting rivalries are legendary. Several Australian sporting identities are renowned for taking any opportunity to make an

Goodbye yellow: the end of the road for Telstra’s YELLOW trade mark?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • March 15 2016

Who could forget the classic Australian ‘Goggomobil’, the HELLO YELLOW jingle or the ‘Let your fingers do the walking’ tagline? These advertising

Kylie Minogue takes on Kylie Kardashian - what happens when two celebrities have the same name?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • March 4 2016

We all love a good post about the Kardashians (see here). Last time we blogged about the Kardashian sisters (Kendall and Kylie) applying for trade

  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

An application was filed by Mr Fitzgibbon to register his trade mark in relation to a magazine publication. There was an initial rejection based on a