18 February, 2015

Australian Trade Mark Office Decisions Summary December 2014

Australian Trade Mark Office Decisions Summary December 2014

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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Mars Australia Pty Ltd v Delfi Chocolate Manufacturing [2014] ATMO 113 (4 December 2014)

MALT-EE-TOES Dipped in Chocolate
MALTITOS not deceptively similar to MALTESERS, but reputation may lead to confusion (sections 44 and 60).
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Bridgestone Licensing Services Inc v Marshalls Mono Limited [2014] ATMO 114 (8 December 2014)

FAIRSTONE and FIRESTONE not considered deceptively similar for the same goods (section 44).
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Q1 CTS 34498 Body Corporate v Q1 Management Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 116 (9 December 2014)

Not An Orderly Q
Q1 trade marks to be registered, in line with earlier Court ruling (section 41).
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Combined Communications Pty Ltd v Combined Communication Solutions Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 117 (12 December 2014)

Word application refused, but logo allowed (section 44).
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Aoan International Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 118 (12 December 2014)

Not For Profit
Attempt to monopolise MH370 denied (sections 41 and 42(a)).
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C Coconut Water Pty Ltd v Natural Raw C Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 119 (16 December 2014)

Coconuts in the RAW
RAWC trade mark to proceed to registration after creative challenge by C Coconut Water (sections 43 and 44).
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101Domain, Inc v BB Online UK Ltd [2014] ATMO 120 (18 December 2014)

101 Is My DOMAIN
101Domain and 101Domains too similar (section 60).
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Janssen Biotech, Inc v Celltrion, Inc. [2014] ATMO 121 (19 December 2014)

Going Around in Circles
Circular devices for identical pharmaceuticals not similar (section 44).
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The Rack'N Stack Warehouse (ADMIN) Pty Ltd v The Rack'N Stack Warehouse SEQLD Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 122 (22 December 2014)

Honest concurrent use does not make applicant the owner of the trade mark (section 58).
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