Guccio Gucci SpA v Guess?, Inc [2015] ATMO 71 (11 August 2015)
Guess’ Australian designations (one covering Class 9 and the other Class 18) of its International Registration for GG Device was opposed by Gucci. Gucci led evidence of its ‘high volume...
Guess’ Australian designations (one covering Class 9 and the other Class 18) of its International Registration for GG Device...
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Protecting the Appearance of a Product as a Trade Mark
It is occasionally the case that a successful product can transcend its inherent functional value, and become a cultural icon in its own right. Coca-Cola bottles, Levi jeans, and...
It is occasionally the case that a successful product can transcend its inherent functional value, and become a cultural...
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Baroque Japan Ltd v Mad Keen Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 41 (14 May 2015)
Mad Keen applied to remove Baroque Japan’s trade mark registration for SLY on the grounds of non-use. Baroque Japan opposed the removal of its trade mark registration. Baroque Japan was...
Mad Keen applied to remove Baroque Japan’s trade mark registration for SLY on the grounds of non-use. Baroque Japan...
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West Coast keeps its Cool(er) and its Registrations
In non-use cancellation proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office, the Registrar is provided with the discretion to remove a trade mark “in respect of any or all of...
In non-use cancellation proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office, the Registrar is provided with the discretion to remove...
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Self Care Corporation Pty Ltd v Johnson & Johnson [2015] ATMO 27
Johnson & Johnson’s application to register the trade mark ALLERFREE in relation to toiletries was opposed by Self Care Corporation largely on the basis of its prior ALFREE (AlFREE)...
Johnson & Johnson’s application to register the trade mark ALLERFREE in relation to toiletries was opposed by Self Care...
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CERAMICHE CAESAR S.p.A. v CaesarStoneSdot-Yam [2015] ATMO 12
This matter concerned the opposition to the CAESARSTONE mark in relation to flooring in Class 19, by the owner of a prior CAESAR trade mark covering the same goods. The...
This matter concerned the opposition to the CAESARSTONE mark in relation to flooring in Class 19, by the owner...
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Sazerac Company, Inc. v Liquid Exchange Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 4
Sazarec Company opposed the registration of the trade mark BUFFALO BILL applied for by Liquid Exchange Pty Ltd covering inter alia “spirits (beverages)” and “bourbon whisky”. Sazarec is the owner...
Sazarec Company opposed the registration of the trade mark BUFFALO BILL applied for by Liquid Exchange Pty Ltd covering...
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Tod’s S.p.A. v Jiang & Hou Pty Ltd. [2015] ATMO 5
Applications for VANESSA HOGAN and the below VANESSA HOGAN and Device trade marks were opposed by Tod’s S.p.A. The opponent is the owner of a number of prior ‘HOGAN’...
Applications for VANESSA HOGAN and the below VANESSA HOGAN and Device trade marks were opposed by Tod’s S.p.A. The...
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Mars Australia Pty Ltd v Delfi Chocolate Manufacturing [2014] ATMO 113
Mars Australia opposed the registration of the trade mark MALTITOS by Delfi Chocolate pressing sections 44 and 60 of the Trade Marks Act. The MALTITOS trade mark application covered confectionary...
Mars Australia opposed the registration of the trade mark MALTITOS by Delfi Chocolate pressing sections 44 and 60 of...
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