Cat fight? Caterpillar bulldoze Puma in procat trade mark stoush
Caterpillar have successfully appealed a decision by the Registrar to dismiss their opposition to registration of Puma’s procat mark (as shown below) for goods in Classes 18 and 25. O’Bryan...
Caterpillar have successfully appealed a decision by the Registrar to dismiss their opposition to registration of Puma’s procat mark...
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Brand Protection and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
After a COVID-induced “false start” last year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese Government decided to proceed with the “2020” Tokyo Olympic Games last month. Following reports that...
After a COVID-induced “false start” last year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese Government decided to proceed with...
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Another round? Corner Hotel loses trade mark skirmish with Jazz Corner Hotel
A dispute between two Victorian live music venues concerning use of trade marks including “CORNER” and “CORNER HOTEL” has seen infringement allegations dismissed by the Federal Court of Australia. ...
A dispute between two Victorian live music venues concerning use of trade marks including “CORNER” and “CORNER HOTEL” has...
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In-N-Out make mincemeat of Hashtag Burgers
In Hashtag Burgers Pty Ltd v In-N-Out Burgers, Inc, FCA 235 the Full Federal Court of Australia considered appeals against the In-N-Out Burgers, Inc v Hashtag Burgers Pty...
In Hashtag Burgers Pty Ltd v In-N-Out Burgers, Inc, FCA 235 the Full Federal Court of Australia considered...
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Brand Protection and Criminal Offences
As IP practitioners, you have probably noticed counterfeit watches being sold at local markets, sometimes hidden from immediate view by the seller.  Over the past ~30 years, growth in...
As IP practitioners, you have probably noticed counterfeit watches being sold at local markets, sometimes hidden from immediate view...
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Incorrect notifications issued by IPONZ/WIPO
A number of New Zealand trade mark owners have recently received incorrect notifications in relation their International Registrations designating New Zealand (“IRNZ”).  The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand...
A number of New Zealand trade mark owners have recently received incorrect notifications in relation their International Registrations designating...
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NAB’s reputation takes it over the bridge
In the Registrar’s decision of National Australia Bank Limited  ATMO 41 (19 March 2020), National Australia Bank (“NAB”) have successfully relied upon the their significant reputation in Australia to overcome...
In the Registrar’s decision of National Australia Bank Limited  ATMO 41 (19 March 2020), National Australia Bank (“NAB”) have successfully...
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Establishing trade mark ownership in Australia – EZ does (not do) it
MS Marketing Inc. v EZ Imports Pty Ltd  ATMO 159 (8 November 2019) The Issue Competing companies separately engaged the services of the same Chinese contract manufacturer to produce a range...
MS Marketing Inc. v EZ Imports Pty Ltd  ATMO 159 (8 November 2019) The Issue Competing companies separately engaged the services...
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Improved IPO website in Papua New Guinea (PNG) unveiled
Securing protection for your intellectual property in the South Pacific can often be both challenging and time-consuming.  If registration is available (which is not always the case), the registration...
Securing protection for your intellectual property in the South Pacific can often be both challenging and time-consuming.  If registration...
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