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Buildings and precincts: brand, common heritage or geographical?
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • July 30 2015

In the matter of MID Sydney Pty Ltd v The Australian Tourism Co Ltd & Ors 1998 FCA 185 (11 March 1998) the developer of the building called CHIFLEY


Government updates rules for determining the availability of business names
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 30 2015

The recently updated rules and guidelines for determining the availability of business names reflect the changing nature of words and expressions


Turf war
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 29 2015

The recent Federal Court decision of Buchanan Turf Supplies v Registrar of Trade Marks (link) deals with the interaction between trade marks and


TARJAY or TARGET? The registration of parody trade marks
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 28 2015

Many Australians colloquially refer to the department store Target as “Tar-Jay” (with a fake French accent), cheekily introducing an up-market French


Conflicts between trade mark and copyright owners: revisiting the case of KARO STEP trade mark
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • July 27 2015

Logos, three-dimensional shapes, aspects of packaging, devices and sounds are all potentially registrable as trade marks in Australia. Such signs may


Accor AU & NZ Hospitality v Liv the potential cost of winning at all costs
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 23 2015

A recent decision of the Federal Court, Accor Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Pty Ltd v Liv Pty Ltd (Accor) (link), reminds litigants of the


Trade Mark Law: what is secondary meaning?
  • FAL Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 22 2015

This means that it must not simply ‘describe’ the goods or services that it intends to cover. Examples of descriptive terms could be the words ‘Fresh’


The history of Rubik’s Cube
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • July 21 2015

Rubik’s Cube originated in the mind of Hungarian designer Erno Rubik in 1975. Erno was an instructor of Interior Design and Architecture at the


Parody marks, reputation and ‘misleading and deceptive conduct’ in Australia
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • July 21 2015

Target Australia Pty Ltd (Target), a well known Australian retailer, opposed registration of the marks. It argued that under section 42(b) of the


Next!
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • July 17 2015

Next Retail opposed the extensions of protection of the trade marks NEXTACCOUNT and NEXTACCOUNT Logo (shown below) owned by Cubic Transportation in