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Whose House Is It? Universal City Studios LLC v Philip Gorecki 2017 ATMO 18
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • April 18 2017

For readers of a certain, mature age, love them or hate them, the National Lampoon movies formed a significant part of the 1980’s movie heritage (dare

IP Law Cheat Sheet for Marketing Teams
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • April 7 2017

Intellectual property issues are notoriously difficult to navigate in a digital age. It’s easy to infringe another’s IP rights inadvertently, but also

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