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IPBC Australasia, hosted by IAM and WTR, took place last week, with brand leaders discussing protection and enforcement strategies.
08 December 2021
This decision of the Federal Court of Australia demonstrates that unused marks can be successfully defended against non-use removal in certain circumstances.
24 November 2021
In a major move, Shelston IP and Spruson & Ferguson have officially joined forces to create Spruson & Ferguson Australia.
01 November 2021
New market entrants should be wary that the balance of convenience is likely to weigh heavily in favour of an incumbent trademark owner with significant reputation in Australia, as demonstrated by this dispute between competitors in the dishwasher tablet market.
01 October 2021
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has overturned the first-instance decision in this dispute between Allergan - the owner of the BOTOX mark - and Self Care over the latter’s use of the mark PROTOX.
24 September 2021
In our latest round-up, we look at Nordstrom trimming its private portfolio to strengthen brands, Firefly becoming the North America licensing agency for Pan Am, and much more.
14 September 2021
The Federal Court of Australia has refused the registration of sporting company Puma’s PROCAT mark, concluding that its use would be likely to cause confusion with heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar’s CAT mark.
14 September 2021
Australia’s Full Federal Court has confirmed that a trademark owner that merely authorises use of its trademark cannot be subject to liability for direct trademark infringement.
09 September 2021
The New Zealand body representing a group of ‘manuka’ honey producers has failed to prevent an Australian producer from registering a trademark containing the words ‘Australian manuka’ for honey.
01 September 2021
Bega Cheese Limited, the owner of the VEGEMITE mark in Australia, has successfully opposed the registration of BUTTERMITE in Class 29.
20 August 2021
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