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ALDI lookalike survives moroccanoil, but is not natural

Aldi’s Moroccan Argan Oil lookalikes don’t infringe MIL’s trade marks or pass off, but made misleading performance claims and to be natural

Government response to Productivity Commission IP report

The Commonwealth government has published its response to the Productivity Commission’s Final Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements

More third party website blocking injunctions

The movie companies claim they are now blocking access to 95% of the movie piracy websites following a second round of injunctions

Shape shopped

Mortimer J has dismissed Shape Shopfitters claims against Shape Australia for misleading or deceptive conduct, passing off and trade mark infringement – a look at the trade mark infringement case.

Should Michelin’s X block Continental’s Xking?

Should Michelin’s “X” trade mark block registration and use of Continental’s “Xking” trade mark for tyres?

No damages for unjustified threats

Following on from the Full Court’s warnings in Australian Mud Company v Coretell, Dowsett J has now dismissed Morellini’s claim for damages for unjustified threats.

100 blogs about IP

Feedspot has posted a listing of 100 IP blogs from around the world.

Pham Global 2: the new law of substantial identity

The Full Court also indicated a substantially expanded role for the test of substantial identity in stating that Pham Global’s trade mark was substantially identical with Insight Clinical’s.

Copyright amendments passed

The Copyright Amendments (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 has now been passed by both Houses of Parliament.

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