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Google trade mark survives generic challenge in the US
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • June 20 2017

A United States appeal court has recently found in favour of Google, Inc in a case that sought to argue that the word Google should lose trade mark


Trade mark ownership: the Insight scoop to avoid refusal
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 9 2017

The recent Full Federal Court decision of Pham Global Pty Ltd v Insight Clinical Imaging Pty Ltd highlights the danger of filing a trade mark


Metatags, meta-problems
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 9 2017

A new Full Federal Court decision appears to have upended the treatment of metatags in the trade mark infringement context. In Accor v Liv Pty Ltd


Should you get bent out of shape pursuing trade mark registration for a shape?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • February 10 2017

According to the Australian Trade Mark Search system, as at 9 February 2017, there were 953 shape marks registered as trade marks, and a further 195


The Battle of the Kylies - part 2
  • Minter Ellison
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

In our previous blog post, we had reported that in a battle for the name KYLIE, Kylie Minogue had opposed a US trade mark application for "KYLIE" by


Are you recommending that your clients take out intellectual property insurance?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 30 2016

When commenting on the trade mark case Dick Smith Investments Pty Ltd v Ramsey 2016 FCA 939, Mr Smith is supposed to have said: "this is an


Cooking your own Goose
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 19 2016

On 28 June 2016, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down a landmark judgment, revealing trade mark owners risk forfeiting their


THANKS but no THANKS
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • July 8 2016

In a recent example of what can happen when a company is able to obtain a trade mark for a commonly used word, in the United States, Citigroup is


UK Glee Club makes song and dance about Fox's TM usage
  • Minter Ellison
  • United Kingdom
  • March 18 2016

Comic Enterprises Ltd (Comic Enterprises) operates a number of UK entertainment venues which offer both live and recorded musical entertainment in


Kylie v Kylie
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • March 16 2016

In a recent opposition filed with the USPTO, Kylie Minogue opposed a trade mark application for "KYLIE" filed by Kylie Jenner. Ms Minogue claimed