Direct ‘.au’ domain names are here!
The long-awaited launch of the .au direct domain names (eg. spruson.au) commenced on 24 March 2022. If you already have a .au extension associated with your domain (eg. spruson.com.au, spruson.net.au)...
The long-awaited launch of the .au direct domain names (eg. spruson.au) commenced on 24 March 2022. If you already have...
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Republic of Nauru Enacts Trade Mark Registration System
In 2019, the Republic of Nauru’s Trademarks Act was enacted, and established the legal framework for the registration and protection of trade marks in Nauru.  Recently, the Republic of Nauru...
In 2019, the Republic of Nauru’s Trademarks Act was enacted, and established the legal framework for the registration and...
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Testing the limits of VOGUE
Advanced Magazine Publishers Inc v Paul Rigo ATMO 200 (23 December 2020) Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. (“Opponent”) has failed to prevent the registration of the  trade mark VOGUE by...
Advanced Magazine Publishers Inc v Paul Rigo ATMO 200 (23 December 2020) Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. (“Opponent”) has failed...
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Changes to eligibility rules for .au domains
When registering an “.au” domain name you are required to prove that you have an Australian presence. One way of doing this is to be the owner of an...
When registering an “.au” domain name you are required to prove that you have an Australian presence. One way...
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Proposed changes to Fiji IP law
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament to update the IP laws pertaining to current acts dated...
New Trademark, Patent and Design Bills, 45, 46 and 471 of 2020 have been issued by the Fijian Parliament...
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Brexit – European trade marks and registered Community designs
After a few false starts, back-stops, a transition period, and a global pandemic, the United Kingdom is finally ready to separate its trade marks and registered design rights from...
After a few false starts, back-stops, a transition period, and a global pandemic, the United Kingdom is finally ready...
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Ramsay Health Care Investments Pty Limited [2020] ATMO 11 (30 January 2020)
Ramsay Health Care Investments Pty Limited (“Ramsay”) applied under Australian Trade Mark Application No. 1790252 to register the RAMSAY PHARMACY trade mark in respect of retailing services in Class 35 and pharmacy...
Ramsay Health Care Investments Pty Limited (“Ramsay”) applied under Australian Trade Mark Application No. 1790252 to register the RAMSAY PHARMACY trade...
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Energy Beverages LLC v Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd [2019] ATMO 150
Energy Beverages LLC (“Energy Beverages”) opposed trade mark application No. 1819816 for the mark MOTHERSKY (“Opposed Mark”) for “coffee; coffee beans; chocolate” goods in class 30 and “coffee roasting; coffee grinding” services in...
Energy Beverages LLC (“Energy Beverages”) opposed trade mark application No. 1819816 for the mark MOTHERSKY (“Opposed Mark”) for “coffee; coffee beans;...
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Caterpillar Inc v FCA US LLC [2019] ATMO 148
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application Nos. 1883749 and 1895918 for the marks HELLCAT (“Opposed Mark”) in class 12 for motor vehicle and engine goods in...
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application Nos. 1883749 and 1895918 for the marks HELLCAT (“Opposed Mark”)...
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Caterpillar Inc V Puma SE [2019] ATMO 99 (28 June 2019)
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application No. 1803303 for the mark PROCAT (stylised) in classes 18 and 25 in the name of Puma SE (“Puma”). Caterpillar’s...
Caterpillar Inc (“Caterpillar”) opposed registration of trade mark application No. 1803303 for the mark PROCAT (stylised) in classes 18...
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