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Say My Name: Beyoncé files trademarks for her newborn twins’ names
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia, USA
  • July 26 2017

Long gone are the days where the first registration of your child’s name was on their birth certificate. On 26 June 2017, US Trade Mark Application

Philip Morris Ordered to Pay Australia’s Legal Costs After Failing to Challenge Plain Packaging Laws
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • July 25 2017

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has recently ordered tobacco company Philip Morris to pay the Australian Government’s costs, after Philip Morris

Unauthorised Use of a Trade Mark in Metadata “behind” a website can put you in the Infringement Spotlight - the Cairns Harbour Lights case
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • July 24 2017

There are many tactics that can be used to increase a business’ ranking in Internet search results, including using particular text keywords in

Geographical indicators - a flurry of developments in China, the EU, and Australia
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia, China, European Union
  • July 24 2017

Laws around geographical indicators might be slow in development but never sleep. Here is the big news from May-June 2017: EU seeks protection for

Use of registered trade marks in website metatags
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • July 18 2017

It is not unusual for a business to use a competitor’s trade mark as a metatag within the source code of its website (known as Search Engine

Australian courts protect HARBOUR LIGHTS trade mark
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • July 13 2017

On appeal to the full court of the Federal Court, Accor Australia and New Zealand Hospitality Pty Limited has succeeded in protecting the name of a

Assignment cannot cure defect in trade mark application
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • July 10 2017

In the case of Pham Global Pty Ltd v Insight Clinical Imaging Pty Ltd 2017 FCAFC 83, Mr Pham filed a trade mark application for the trade mark on

Don’t Act in Haste and Repent at Leisure Getting IP Ownership Right the First Time
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • July 7 2017

One of the simplest ways to create an IP right validity issue is to rush the ownership question. It can be easy to do. There’s an overseas meeting to

Kellogg’s against tennis pro
  • Chiever
  • Australia
  • July 5 2017

Multinational food company Kellogg’s, best-known for its cornflakes cereal, has filed an opposition in Australia to a trademark application for the

Should I Register My Trade Mark in Colour or Black and White?
  • LegalVision
  • Australia, European Union, New Zealand, USA
  • July 4 2017

Registering a logo as a trade mark is a major step in a business’ brand strategy. What would McDonald’s be without their highly recognisable Golden