Google gets EUR2.43 billion fine

The European Commission has fined Google EUR2.43 billion (approx. AU$3.6 billion) for misusing its market power over internet searches.

Accor gets its trade marks back

The Full Court has allowed Accor’s appeal for a decision expunging one of its trade marks and removing some of the services from others

Selected links from the last week (or so)

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week:

Selected links from last (couple of) weeks

A selection of the links I found interesting over the last couple of weeks

Selected links from last week

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting last week

Selected links from around the web

A selection of (mostly) IP-related links I found interesting last week

Interlocutory Injunction to transfer domain name

Nicholas J has granted Thomas International an interlocutory injunction ordering Humantech to transfer the domain names, thomasinternational.com.au and thomas.co.za, to Thomas International. Thomas International had to give the usual undertakings and, as a foreign corporation, provide security for costs.

Getting back domain names

Bromberg J orders transfer of the domain names arising from trade mark infringement, but Middleton J finds no misrepresentation in the use of vendoradvocacy.com

New gTLD process: brand owners beware

Jonathan Bailey, of Plagiarism Today fame, has a post over at the Blog Herald: “Why We Don’t Need More Domain Extensions“. As of last month, 4 new gTLDs had already been approved but more than 1,000 have made it passed the “initial evaluation stage”. Private auctions for new gTLDs where there is more than one […]

The power of a registered trade mark

If you have tried to buy, sell or rent property in Australia in the last 10 years (at the least!), like some nearly 7 million other Australians you have no doubt come across realestate.com.au, the web-portal run by REA Group. Real One also competes in that space.[1] Bromberg J has held that Real One’s logos: […]

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