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Is the term POMMIEBASHER offensive?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • April 6 2016

We reported in January on the decision of a US District Court ordering the removal of the Washington Redskins trade mark from the register on the

Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 5 2016

The latest US sales report for the music industry has been released, showing annual revenues are still hovering around the US$7 billion mark, as they

Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence - March 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Australia
  • March 30 2016

On the gambling front, a case in the US involving fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel has been causing a stir. In November 2015, the New York

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

Will the real Kylie please stand up? Trade mark opposition put in (loco)motion
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia, USA
  • March 4 2016

At some stage or another, we have all heard someone attest to the value of having a good name. This is especially true for businesses

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

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

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