Navigating the waves of greenwashing | “Green” trade mark regulations in China
In China, there are different regulatory practices concerning "green" trade marks. Regarding the registration process, it has been observed that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has adopted...
In China, there are different regulatory practices concerning "green" trade marks. Regarding the registration process, it has been observed...
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Navigating the Waves of Greenwashing | Implications for trade mark owners
In the current global landscape, environmental awareness has become a pivotal aspect of consumer decision-making, with many brands eager to market their sustainability credentials. While for some brands this...
In the current global landscape, environmental awareness has become a pivotal aspect of consumer decision-making, with many brands eager...
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Lord of the Wings trade mark refused in Middle-earth
Since the release of The Lord of the Rings film franchise in 2001, New Zealand has been synonymous with “Middle-earth”. New Zealand tourism and traders jumped on the Tolkien...
Since the release of The Lord of the Rings film franchise in 2001, New Zealand has been synonymous with...
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Trade mark licences: lessons from the courts
In a previous article “Perpetual contracts: can they be terminated?”, the termination of contracts with no agreed end date or provisions governing termination was discussed. Term and termination are key...
In a previous article “Perpetual contracts: can they be terminated?”, the termination of contracts with no agreed end date...
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Time Flies, But Now It Is Easier To Extend
IP Australia has recently announced changes to the standards for obtaining an extension of time for filing evidence of use in opposition matters and removal proceedings. Here’s a quick...
IP Australia has recently announced changes to the standards for obtaining an extension of time for filing evidence of...
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Trade Mark Classification of Virtual Goods and NFTs in Australia
Following on from our recent article regarding NFTs, the complicated relationship with real-world products, and trade marks office practices, on 10 August 2023, IP Australia released new guidance on...
Following on from our recent article regarding NFTs, the complicated relationship with real-world products, and trade marks office practices,...
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Opposition success for Australian Manuka producers in Trans-Tasman tussle
Manuka Honey Appellation Society Incorporated v Australian Manuka Honey Association Limited NZIPOTM 19 (22 May 2023) In “one of the most complex and long running proceedings to have come...
Manuka Honey Appellation Society Incorporated v Australian Manuka Honey Association Limited NZIPOTM 19 (22 May 2023) In “one of...
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IP grandstanding at the 2022 soccer World Cup
The soccer World Cup is the largest and arguably most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. The 2018 World Cup in Russia attracted a combined 3.57 billion viewers, accounting...
The soccer World Cup is the largest and arguably most prestigious sporting tournament in the world. The 2018 World...
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