The Productivity Commission has released its draft report into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements.
You will probably not be surprised to discover that PRIMARY HEALTH CARE is not registrable as a trade mark. You may, however, be surprised that the successful challenger was the Commonwealth of Australia. Primary Health Care Limited (PHC) applied to register PRIMARY HEALTH CARE and in class 35 for: Medical centre business management; medical centre business administration; service provider to medical professionals, namely provider of: administrative support services, billing and.. Read More
Katzmann J has ruled that keywords are not trade mark use, but found some of the sponsored links themselves infringed.
PLAYGRO v PLAYGO Well, you’ll never guess what? It turns out that: is deceptively similar to: No April Fool’s. Now, maybe some of you (like me) are thinking, “Wait a minute, there must be ‘gazillions’ of trade marks for toys with PLAY in them. That’s true, but the second syllables of the verbal elements are just too close, both visually and aurally. As Moshinsky J explained: In my view, the.. Read More
Yates J has ordered the respondents pay a 1% royalty for passing off their RVs as Winnebago’s
An authorised user can sue for infringement without waiting for the registered owner’s failure to sue first.
Allsop CJ has held that Trojan’s repackaging of genuine cigars to meet Australia’s plain packaging laws is legitimate under the Trade Marks Act.
The Government has accepted almost all of the Harper Review’s recommendations including the power to block parallel imports of books.
The Full Court has dismissed Telstra’s appeal against “Yellow” being found descriptive of print and online directories.
The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper for its inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements.