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Macpherson Kelley | Australia | 9 Apr 2019

Down on the Corner… out in the Street - Battle of the Trade Marks: McDonalds v Swancom

The McDonalds Golden Arches trade mark is one of the most recognisable trade marks in the world. In an increasingly health-conscious world…

Spruson & Ferguson | Australia | 4 Apr 2019

Lost in space

His matter concerned an application by the "International Space University" - (ISU) (Association de droit local) to register the trade mark ISU…

Davies Collison Cave | Australia | 4 Apr 2019

EBay Search Suggestion Patent Temporarily Refused for Lacking Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

The Australian Patent Office, on 19 March 2019, issued a decision in eBay Inc [2019] APO 10 in which it refused a patent application for a method of…

Spruson & Ferguson | Australia | 26 Mar 2019

Case Note: Calico Global Pty Ltd v Calico LLC [2018] FCA 2096 (21 December 2018)

Two years on from Lodestar Anstalt v Campari America LLC [2016] FCAFC 92 (the Lodestar Case), trade mark owners are still at risk of having their…

Bird & Bird LLP | Australia | 11 Feb 2019

Is a “digital, dynamic, context-based advertising system” patentable?

Following a couple of high profile Australian Federal Court cases (RPL and Research Affiliates), the Australian Patent Office has been reticent to…

Holding Redlich | Australia | 31 Jan 2019

ACCC moves to approve Tobacco Free certification trade mark

The ACCC has moved to allow an Australian-based charity to register certification trademarks that show that financial institutions’ and fund managers’…

Dennemeyer – The IP Group | Global, United Arab Emirates | 29 Jan 2019

United Arab Emirates: KIPO is a new competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority

The International Center for Patent Registration, Ministry of Economy (United Arab Emirates), has designated the Korean Intellectual Property Office…

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick | Australia | 22 Jan 2019

Commissioner seeks leave to appeal Federal Court Manner of Manufacture decision

In late December 2018, ICT patent applicants and their attorneys received a “Christmas bonus” in the form of the Federal Court judgment in Rokt Pte…

World Trademark Review | Global | 18 Jan 2019

Vietnam to bolster GIs, US shutdown threatens IP, and Ethiopia launches online filing system: news digest

Every Tuesday and Friday, WTR presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In our latest edition, we look…

BAL Lawyers | Australia | 10 Jan 2019

Protecting Intellectual Property with Blockchain

In recent articles in this series, we have explored the basics of blockchain and some of the associated legal challenges that can arise from the…
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