Region: Australia

Battle over TRIDENT trademark in Australia continues

In Trident Seafoods v Trident Foods, the Federal Court of Australia has allowed Trident Foods to retain its registrations for TRIDENT in Class 29, despite the mark not having been used in relation to Class 29 goods during the relevant period.

30 October 2018

On the up Down Under – IP Australia lays out ambitious trademark plans

A senior representative from IP Australia reveals to WTR that the office is “exploring emerging technology solutions such as APIs” to ensure it is at the cutting edge of innovation in the years ahead.

22 October 2018

“Leveraging the law is not the whole solution”: interview with Philip Morris’ Herman Cheung

In an exclusive interview, the tobacco giant's Manager of Illicit Trade Prevention talks to WTR about the importance of anti-counterfeiting efforts as the company transitions to a smoke-free future.

18 October 2018

Descriptive explanation narrowly wins: L’Oréal fails to obtain transfer of ‘’

In a recent decision under the ‘.au’ Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, a panel has refused to order the transfer of the domain name ‘’ to L’Oréal, the owner of numerous URBAN DECAY marks.

04 October 2018

Where did it all go wrong in the WTO plain packaging dispute?

The World Trade Organisation’s panel report in the cases brought against Australia’s plain packaging regime is difficult reading – and some of its key arguments are without merit.

10 September 2018

Registrations double in Cayman Islands, Peppa Pig victory in China, and Aldi most trusted brand in Australia: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at China and Indonesia giving up the plain packaging fight, a Colin Kaepernick trademark application generating media buzz, why US colleges have been accused of trademark bullying, and much more.

28 August 2018

IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, a Delhi court getting tough on perjury in a trademark case, and much more.

14 August 2018

Dispute between Dunlop and Goodyear highlights importance of maintaining control over use of marks

In <em>Dunlop v Goodyear</em>, the Federal Court of Australia has considered a dispute over the use and registration of the mark DUNLOP and the 'flying D' device mark.

24 July 2018

Coca-Cola victory as Federal Court refuses to register colour green for energy drinks

In opposition proceedings between Coca-Cola and Frucor, the Federal Court of Australia has confirmed that Frucor could not register a particular shade of the colour green as a mark for energy drinks.

20 July 2018

Full Federal Court considers nature of appellate review in cases involving evaluative assessments

In <em>Aldi Foods v Moroccanoil</em>, the Full Federal Court of Australia has considered the approach that should be adopted when it is called upon to consider mixed questions of fact and law.

16 July 2018

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