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This trade mark stoush is as sweet as honey!

Australia, New Zealand - September 2 2021 New Zealand bee beekeepers - Manuka Honey Appellation Society Incorporated - (MHAS) opposed registration of the following trade mark containing the…

Banksy fight may paint a different picture under Australian trade mark law 04: Establishing ownership

Australia, European Union - August 19 2021 This series of articles deals with the approach taken by the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to Banksy's trade marks and draws…

Dean Gerakiteys, Dunja Poljak

Banksy fight may paint a different picture under Australian trade mark law 03: When is intention to use relevant?

Australia, European Union - August 5 2021 This series of articles deals with the approach taken by the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to Banksy's trade marks and draws…

Dean Gerakiteys, Dunja Poljak

Banksy fight may paint a different picture under Australian trade mark law 02: Making out bad faith in Australia

Australia, European Union - July 22 2021 The first article in this five part series outlined the key issues arising from the EUIPO's approach to Banksy's trade marks as compared with…

Dean Gerakiteys, Dunja Poljak

When is the central idea in a trade mark purely descriptive?

Australia - March 4 2021 How do you know if marks are deceptively similar, particularly where they share descriptive elements? Is it their sound? Their visual appearance…

Natalie Coulton, Dean Gerakiteys