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Scandalous and offensive trade marks: walking a fine line
  • Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
  • Australia, USA
  • September 9 2015

In the most recent chapter of a trade mark dispute that has spanned more than two decades, the United States District Court has upheld a Trademark

Taylor Swift to shake off trade mark controversy
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia, USA
  • February 11 2015

Pop singer Taylor Swift may have very well accepted that haters gonna hate, however she probably did not expect several of her US trade mark

13 candy shapes you might find in your Halloween trick or treat bucket this year. Can you guess them all?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • October 27 2014

Can you guess the candy brand from their shape? We're betting you can. Behold the power of the "shape mark". Halloween has seen an incredible surge

What happens if Apple wants your trademark?
  • Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
  • Australia, USA
  • June 5 2014

A firm in Australia with plans to do business in the US has been inundated with visits to its website after Apple announced that it will use the

Surnames as trade marks in the wine industry
  • Henry Hughes IP
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • April 7 2014

It is not uncommon for Australian and New Zealand wine producers to use their name or surname as a trade mark for their wine. Some examples of

Coinye get enough of Kanye rants?
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia, USA
  • January 17 2014

As well as feeling majorly ripped off from Grammy nominations, Kanye's latest tanty is a legal one and we couldn't be more excited. A start up

Pinterest pins down Pintrips
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • October 18 2013

On 4 October 2013, social media pinboard site Pinterest filed an action in the United States District Court against Pintrips, "a personal travel

The fame game: use of famous trade marks in video games
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • October 11 2013

A video game is an 'expressive work'? According to the Supreme Court of the United States it is. This view is not surprising when you consider

Injunction granted in favour of Winnebago set aside on appeal due to 25 year delay
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, USA
  • September 11 2013

On 7 June 2013, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia unanimously upheld an appeal by Knott Investments against orders restraining it from

Sexy but too similar? App developers “bang-ed” up over trade mark dispute
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • August 20 2013

What happens when you take three College aged guys, a few hours of spare time, Red Bull, vodka, and a smartphone? Why, a new "casual sex matchmaking