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Selected links from the last week (or so)

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

Are you carrying on business in Australia by registering a trade mark here

If you need authority for the proposition that registering a trade mark, or enforcing the rights under the registration, does not necessarily mean you are carrying on business in Australia, Besanko J may help you out.

Logan J has ruled that documents prepared by a firm of trade mark attorneys in connection with a domain name arbitration are not covered by trade marks attorney privilege

Dot Feedback

A couple of interesting points to think about if you are disputing a domain name registration in dot feedback

Selected links,from last week

Selected links from last week

Selected links from last week

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

Selected links from last week

In case you missed the: A selection of links I found interesting last week

Repackaging into tobacco plain packaging is still parallel importing

The Full Court has dismissed Scandinavian Tobacco’s appeal from Allsop CJ’s ruling that Trojan’s repackaging of various genuine cigar products into conformity with Australia’s plain packaging laws is legitimate.

Now for the PLAYGO word mark

Moshinsky J has now extended the declarations and injunctions in the Playgro v Playgo proceedings to include the PLAYGO word mark, but refused orders to recall infringing products and for delivery up.

Playgro v Playgo

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