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The Force of a trade mark - Lucasfilm takes action against third party application for ‘theforceawakens

Australia - March 27 2018 The recent ATMO decision of Lucasfilm Ltd LLC v Stephen Muller [2018] ATMO 13 (http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/ATMO//2018/13…

A superstar brand : Opposition of SUPERSTAR application by adidas

Australia - November 28 2017 If you are a sneaker fanatic, you will likely be familiar with the term SUPERSTAR - a name used to refer to adidas’ low-top sneaker shoe which was…

Trade mark opposition: Implications of adopting a mark containing descriptive words of foreign origin

Australia - January 18 2017 A recent opposition looked at the importance of the word SAKE as an English word of foreign origin. In dismissing the opposition, the Hearing Officer…

Uber fame of McDonald’s various 'Mc-' marks prevails

Australia - May 20 2016 This recent Trade Marks Office case further reinforces McDonald’s monopoly over the use of the ‘Mc’ prefix for trade marks relating to food products…

Rachel Davey

Trade Marks Office decision highlights benefits of searching for a trade mark before attempting to secure a registration

Australia - March 23 2016 Ownership ground of opposition outlined in SMARTCHANNEL PTY LTD v Zhicheng Chen [2016] ATMO 2 (7 January 2016). This case highlights the benefits of…