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The goose is cooked: authorised use and bare trade mark licences under Australian law
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • August 23 2016

Following the recent case of Lodestar Anstalt v Campari America LLC 2016 FCAFC 92, trade mark owners who don’t exercise actual control over

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

Oze, Oze, Oze: A Mitey Victory for Dick Smith Investments Pty Ltd
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

The Federal Court has ruled that Dick Smith’s Ozemite trade mark can remain on the Register, forcing patriotic-spread-loving Australians to choose

IP Australia Announces New Official Fee Structure For Australian Trade Marks
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • August 12 2016

Australian Trade Mark Applications are Getting Cheaper Following an extensive review of its fee structure, IP Australia has announced a revised

The long shadow of Coco Chanel: Chanel Limited v Tessa Sullivan 2016 ATMO 49 (13 July 2016)
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • August 11 2016

Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer most famous, perhaps, for her perfume entitled “Chanel No. 5”. Chanel Limited (the Opponent in this matter

Federal Court rules Olympic themed Telstra campaign is not misleading
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

The Federal Court's recent decision in Australian Olympic Committee, Inc. v Telstra Corporation Limited2016 FCA 857 will be of particular interest

Australian Olympic Committee v Telstra: Federal Court draws a ‘fine line’ on ambush marketing
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

The legality of ambush marketing tactics in Australia and the protection of the value of sponsorship rights in relation to the Olympic Games has

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

‘The Ring Games’: How ambush marketing can see brands benefit from multi-million dollar events for free
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

Sponsorship agreements between brands and significant national and global sporting and cultural events provide valuable platforms from which those

IP Australia trade mark fee review
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • August 9 2016

IP Australia recently conducted a review of its official fees for trade mark actions in an attempt to simplify the fee structure. Subject to amending