01 May, 2015
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Australian Trade Mark Office Decisions Summary March 2015

Australian Trade Mark Office Decisions Summary March 2015

Each month we produce a summary of the Australian Trade Mark Office decisions to provide practitioners and brand owners with a succinct, accessible database detailing current trends in Australian trade marks practice.

 
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ASEP Healthcare Ltd v Multigate Medical Products Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 24 (3 March 2015)

STRIP that TOURNI off!
TourniStrip not substantially identical to TourniTape (section 58 and 62A).ASEP Healthcare Ltd v Multigate Medical Products Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 24 (3 March 2015).
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Apple Inc [2015] ATMO 25 (12 March 2015)

Does anyone have a charger?!
Aspect of plug registrable as a trade mark (section 41). Apple Inc [2015] ATMO 25 (12 March 2015).
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CISCO Technology Inc v Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation [2015] ATMO 26 (13 March 2015)

San FranC…SIRO.
Well-known trade marks assist finding of dissimilarity (sections 44 and 60).  CISCO Technology Inc v Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation [2015] ATMO 26 (13 March 2015).
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Self Care Corporation Pty Ltd v Johnson & Johnson [2015] ATMO 27 (24 March 2015)

‘Al’uminium in Toothpaste?!
AlFREE and ALLERFREE trade marks not deceptively similar (section 44).  Self Care Corporation Pty Ltd v Johnson & Johnson [2015] ATMO 27 (24 March 2015).
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Australian Homestay Network Pty Ltd v Homestay Network Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 28 (31 March 2015)

Should have STAYEed at HOME.
Trade mark containing descriptive elements does not confer monopoly over those descriptive elements.  Australian Homestay Network Pty Ltd v Homestay Network Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 28 (31 March 2015).
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