23 December, 2015

Australian Trade Mark Office Decisions Summary - September & October 2015

Australian Trade Mark Office Decisions Summary - September & October 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.


Texas Instruments Incorporated [2015] ATMO 80 (4 September 2015).

Notionally Electric
‘DLP’ trade marks allowed to coexist despite both ‘notionally’ covering the same goods (section 44).
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Woodman Labs Inc (now GoPro, Inc) v Ross Walmsley [2015] ATMO 81 (4 September 2015)

Edible GoPro?!
Opposition to GOPRO G for foodstuffs unsuccessful (section 42 and 60).
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Ceramiche Caesar S.p.A. v Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd [2015] ATMO 83 (9 September 2015)

Et tu, Brute?!
Opposition to CAESARSTONE trade mark successful, following earlier decision (section 44).
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Hola S.L. v Ryan Fitzgibbon [2015] ATMO 85 (11 September 2015)

Opposition to HELLO MR based on prior HELLO! mark successful (section 44).
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David Strybosch v Mylife.com, Inc [2015] ATMO 89 (23 September 2015)

It is (partially) MY LIFE
Opposition to non-use removal action partially successful (section 93).
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MAN AG v Beiqi foton Motor Co, Ltd [2015] ATMO 90 (24 September 2015)

AUMAN application to proceed despite prior MAN registration for same goods
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Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC v Loom Wine Group Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 91 (24 September 2015)

I’m All Shook Up.
Performer of song IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE unable to prevent registration of ‘fiveoclocksomewhere’ trade mark (section 60).
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Aldi Foods Pty Ltd v Moroccanoil Israel Ltd [2015] ATMO 97 (9 October 2015)

Get out the OIL!
Application for MOROCCANOIL deemed to lack distinctiveness (section 41)
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Under Armour, Inc v Anthony James Adaimy [2015] ATMO 98 (13 October 2015)

Bite this ARMOUR!
ARMOUR MOUTHGUARDS and UNDER ARMOUR not similar (section 44).
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Health Boutique Pty Ltd v Boom Ideas Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 104 (27 October 2015)

Slim Chance, SKINNY TEA.
‘Skinny Tea’ trade marks allowed to coexist (section 44).
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Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. Pty Ltd v Australian Armaco Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 107 (29 October 2015)

Springing into refreshment.
Trade mark containing ‘Daylesford’ registrable in relation to beverages.
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