In Dunlop v Goodyear, the Federal Court of Australia has considered a dispute over the use and registration of the mark DUNLOP and the 'flying D' device mark.
China’s General Administration for Market Regulation has issued a set of draft regulations on the registration of company names for public consultation. This update highlights several noteworthy features of the draft regulations.
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.
Different approaches must be used to secure protection for well-known marks in different countries. This article considers the best route in key Asian jurisdictions.
In Aldi Foods v Moroccanoil, 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.
The Thai Supreme Court has held that Airbus SAS’s mark A380 is distinctive under the Trademark Act, finding that the letter ‘A’ stands for ‘Airbus’.
The decision of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in Tencent v Monster Energy sheds some light on whether partial oppositions are allowed under the Trademarks Act.
This week the Wimbledon tennis tournament got underway, with media reports noting how reigning champion Roger Federer “stunned onlookers by turning out on Centre Court in Uniqlo gear”. The focus then turned to the absence of his often-used RF logo, which is caught up in an ownership wrangle.
The Supreme People’s Court of China has overturned decisions finding that the shape of Dior’s J’adore perfume bottle lacked inherent distinctiveness and that Dior had failed to prove that the mark had acquired distinctiveness through use.
In a landmark ruling, the World Trade Organisation has upheld Australia’s tobacco plain packaging regime as being consistent with its trade obligations. The response has been mixed, with INTA voicing its disappointment and confirmed it is regrouping on the issue.
We look at a new law in China that could boost the fight against fakes, a comedian seeking over $100 million in infringement damages, a leaked email revealing “efforts to trademark Clean Meat”, and much more.
Brand owners should take note of the changes introduced by Vietnam’s new Law on Competition, which is due to enter into force on 1 July 2019.
Following a lengthy investigation, the Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office has issued criminal felony indictments against the individual founders of several Korean franchise businesses, charging them with breaches of trust.
Following the government regulation for the control of import and export of goods entering into force last year, the Ministry of Finance has finally set out the procedures for customs recordal and seizures.
Australia’s Federal Circuit Court has found that the respondent’s use of the Go Get Cabs name for taxi services amounted to misleading and deceptive conduct.