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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”.

My Angel is a …*

Centrefold Entertainment’s registration of CENTREFOLD for adult entertainment services has been revoked as not capable of distinguishing

Sir Walter …

Yates J has upheld the Registrar’s refusal to register SIR WALTER for buffalo grass in class 31 on the grounds it lacked any capacity to distinguish and was not in fact distinctive.

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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