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How Often Did the TTAB Affirm a Section 2(d) Refusal in 2015? a 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusal?
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • Australia
  • February 2 2016

This weekend I went to the TTAB's FOIA page in an attempt to determine, or at least estimate, the percentage of Section 2(d) likelihood-of-confusion


Low or no similarity between marks a matter of semantics - the UK RA case and a call to adopt an avenue of appeal to Appointed Persons under Australian trade marks practice?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 21 2016

It is no secret that decisions of Appointed Persons (AP) of the UKIPO occupy a special place in our hearts here at IP Whiteboard. Who or what are


Too popular for its own good? McDonalds and the famous prefix “MAC”
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 20 2016

In the recent decision of McD Asia Pacific LLC v Sheikhtaba Pty Ltd 2015 ATMO 112, McDonald's found its famed "MAC" prefix was too popular for its


Wrong side of the line - more absolute grounds rejections for stripe marks of K-Swiss Inc and Shoe Branding Europe BVBA
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, European Union
  • January 18 2016

We've devoted a lot of time on IP Whiteboard to position marks, particularly in the fashion sector. Recently, a number of decisions have come down


All is not sunny in the world of directories down under
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • January 13 2016

We love our trade mark cases: they are usually fun, involve interesting productsservices, lead to a real wrangling between the parties in terms of


A trade mark dispute over “just a Shelter Thingo that goes on Containers”
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • January 8 2016

On 16 May 2013, industrial supplies distributor Price and Speed Containers Pty Limited (the applicant) filed a registration in Australia for the


Bad-Faith Trademark Applications
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • January 7 2016

In June IP Australia handed down a decision in favour of the pop star Madonna who faced an applicant seeking to register the trademark HARD CANDY


Million Dollar Moggy: Grumpy Cat’s coffee copyright grind
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 7 2016

If you answered “at least a few hundred thousand dollars in damages and the rights to a lucrative domain name”, you may be Tabatha Bundesen, owner of


Additional Damages Under the Trade Marks Act
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • January 7 2016

In a decision of the Federal Court in October 2015 concerning trademarks affixed to Chinese herbal teas, the Federal Court of Australia awarded


Edible GoPro?!
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

Woodman Labs opposed the registration of an application by Ross Walmsely for the below trade mark covering alge and foodstuffs in Classes 29 and 30