Brewing storm over 'Pacific' fails to blow over appeal court
In Stone & Wood Group Pty Ltd v Intellectual Property Development Corporation Pty Ltd ( FCAFC 29, March 9 2018), Australian craft beer brewer Stone & Wood has failed in a Full Federal Court appeal against an earlier decision which found that use of the terms 'Pacific ale' and 'Pacific' by rival brewer Elixir Signature did not infringe Stone & Wood’s trademark registration, or amount to passing off or misleading or deceptive conduct.
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