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Bohemia Crystal shattered

Like MICHIGAN for farm equipment and OXFORD for books, Burley J has ordered that Bohemia Crystal’s trade marks, BOHEMIA and BOHEMIA CRYSTAL be revoked because they are not distinctive of “glassware”.

The word yellow is descriptive of online directories

The Full Court has dismissed Telstra’s appeal against “Yellow” being found descriptive of print and online directories.

Apple can’t register APP STORE as a trade mark in Australia

Yates J has held that APP STORE is descriptive, has no capacity to distinguish and is not registrable as a trade mark in Australia

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