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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

The US Trademark Board stands up for world peace: In Re Craigslist, Inc.
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • July 26 2013

Siding with beauty queens the world over, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB") has rejected an application by online

Pharrell Williams sues will.i.am over trade mark dispute “I am” intrigued!
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • July 15 2013

While you might expect to see the names Pharrell Williams (hip-hop producer and frontman of N.E.R.D) and will.i.am (the Black Eyed Peas frontman

Pharmaceutical trade marks case law round up for 2012early 2013
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia, European Union, USA
  • June 6 2013

A brief wrap-up of recent decisions relating to trade marks in the pharma space from the EU, the United States and Australia

Louboutin v YSL: single-colour trade marks in the fashion industry, are there any lessons for us?
  • Hunt & Hunt
  • Australia, USA
  • November 1 2012

Louboutin has registered the colour red applied to the soles of shoes, both in the United States and in several other jurisdictions

Christian Louboutin sees red over Yves St Laurent's use of its colour trade mark
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia, USA
  • September 13 2012

Christian Louboutin had established reputation in its red sole as a trade mark but only in relation to shoes with a contrasting coloured upper, not monochromatic red shoes