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Gold, butter, egg yolk… and telephone directories?

Australia - November 16 2015 The recent Full Court decision in Telstra v Phone Directories highlights the continuing difficulties experienced by brand owners in obtaining trade…

D’arcy v Myriad Genetics: NRDC is not enough

Australia - October 7 2015 The High Court of Australia in D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics (link) has held that isolated nucleic acids coding for mutant or polymorphic BRCA1…

Turf war

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…

Accor AU & NZ Hospitality v Liv – the potential cost of winning at all costs

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…

UK Supreme Court rejects Australian approach to passing off

Australia, United Kingdom - May 15 2015 Over twenty years ago, in ConAgra v McCain (1992) (ConAgra), the Full Federal Court of Australia found that a complainant in a passing off action did…