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Full Court finds “Digital Post Australia” not deceptively similar to “Australia post”
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • February 20 2014

The Full Federal Court decision in Australian Postal Corporation v Digital Post Australia Pty Ltd 2013 FCAFC 153 has confirmed the Federal Court's

Raising the bar Trade marks
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 4 2013

The Australian Government has introduced a number of legislative reforms to the IP system in relation to trade marks. These changes commence on 15

Outflanking the competition the role of flanker brands in building market share
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • January 3 2014

The new Pepsi Next launch has prompted me to consider the use of flanker brands to leverage off the value of a strong brand. Use of a 'flanker brand'

Major sporting events & a few hundred million reasons to protect sponsorship rights
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 16 2014

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. We've already been bombarded with an extensive range of marketing campaigns, such as McDonald's new range of World Cup

Counterfeiting don’t let it ruin your Christmas
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • December 11 2013

It has been reported that the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods seems to escalate during the Christmas season. Counterfeit goods are

Changes to offences and penalties under the Trade Marks Act 1995
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • August 8 2013

Of the various changes to trade mark law introduced by the Raising the Bar legislation this year, the least talked about is the increase in penalties

Dethrowning the ‘tyre king:’ Federal Court restrains Bob Jane from selling tyres, wheels, batteries and car accessories in his name
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • December 17 2013

On 26 November 2013 Besanko J handed down a decision restraining Bob Jane from using his own name to sell tyres, wheels, batteries and other

Burkini and Bio-Oil battles result in award of additional damages
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • May 19 2017

Australian courts have shown an increased willingness to award additional damages in the context of intellectual property infringement. Two recent

Unsolicited offers - trade mark owners beware!
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • September 16 2014

You are likely to receive unsolicited requests offering trade mark publication, renewal or watching services - a list of the most common companies is

TiVo successfully sets aside Deed of Company Arrangement entered into by Vivo
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 12 2014

In a decision handed down on 29 July 2014, Justice Gordon of the Federal Court held that a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) entered into by Vivo