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Generic Trade Marks and the UGG Boot Debate
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • May 25 2016

A David and Goliath Trade Mark battle hit newsstands yesterday with a local Australian retailer being sued for trade mark infringement in the US by


I had rather live with cheese and garlic - no right to register infringing food wrapping mark
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • May 24 2016

As his Honour Justice Beach observes, “How to preserve cheese and other foodstuff has challenged indigenous Mediterraneans for millennia”. The


Not quiet on the WESTON front - estate agency mark still valid despite rebranding
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • May 24 2016

Trade marks - non-use application - limited use following rebranding - website redirection and promotion of the fact of the rebranding sufficient -


Uber fame of McDonald’s various 'Mc-' marks prevails
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • May 20 2016

This recent Trade Marks Office case further reinforces McDonald’s monopoly over the use of the ‘Mc’ prefix for trade marks relating to food products


DIY in the age of IDK - Self-Filing Trade Mark Applications
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 19 2016

According to recent statistics, companies under two years (start-ups) file more trade marks than longer established companies. Many start-ups


.au domain to open for direct registrations
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • May 17 2016

The central registry for .au domain names, auDA, has just announced it will be opening the .au domain for direct registrations, so it will soon be


Butts out for Philip Morris - lessons for structuring investments to take advantage of investment treaty protections
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • May 17 2016

Last night the reasons for the decision in Philip Morris' billion dollar challenge to Australia's plain packaging legislation were released. The


Use of trademarks as keywords not infringement, Australia court holds
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Australia, Canada
  • May 13 2016

The purchase of a competitor’s trade-mark as an online advertising keyword is not an infringement, according to a recent Federal Court of Australia


Productivity Commission Report: Trade mark owners take note
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • May 12 2016

The Commission was particularly concerned with “cluttering” of the Trade Marks Register. Cluttering is defined as when Applicants “register trade


AdWords: we’re all on the same page
  • ENSafrica
  • Australia, South Africa
  • May 12 2016

A recent Australian decision on keyword usage of a registered trade mark is in line with decisions in many other countries, including South Africa