03 August, 2017

Australian Trade Marks Office Highlights

Australian Trade Marks Office Highlights


Australian Trade Marks Office Highlights

Kellogg Company v TJ Kokkinakis Pty Ltd [2017] ATMO 58

SPECIAL K Aces Cereal Opponent

Opposition against SPECIAL K trade mark fails on the basis of no likely confusion.

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Monster Energy Company v Lo Chun-Hua [2017] ATMO 33 (21 April 2017)


Reputation of MONSTER for energy drinks knocks off attempt to register ICE MONSTER Logo for sale of beverages.

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Brands Limited v Liberty Procurement Co. Inc. [2017] ATMO 35 (24 April 2017)

Put to BED

Use of BED BATH & BEYOND in New Zealand not sufficient to prevent Australian registration by another.

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Clearlight Investments Pty Ltd v Barilla G.e R. Fratelli - Societa per Azioni [2017] ATMO 38

The Quick and the Delicious

SAN REMO PASTA PRONTO and BARILLA PASTA PRONTO not likely to be confused.

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Trident Seafoods Corporation v Trident Foods Pty Limited [2017] ATMO 39 (3 May 2017)

Something Fishy

‘Other circumstances’ applied to allow for registration of TRIDENT Logo trade mark in the face of TRIDENT registration for same goods.

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Amazon Technologies, Inc. [2017] ATMO 44 (16 May 2017)

How quickly should we deliver?

Application to register ASAP allowed after initial refusal found mark too descriptive.

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This is an extract from Spruson & Ferguson’s Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update. You can view the entire Update here.

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