Prof Andrew Christie is launching the auDRP Overview, an analysis of decisions under the auDRP on Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 9:15am.
Perram J has ruled that additional damages can be awarded for conduct occurring before the statutory power was inserted in the Trade Marks Act.
Besanko J has imposed fines ranging from $25,000 to $2,000 on Bob Jane and his companies for contempt of TM infringement injunctions
Perram J has awarded $10 nominal damages for trade mark infringement against each of Scadilone, White Heaven and Quality Kebabs, but $91,015 additional damages against Quality Kebabs.
Last October, Tracey J found that Shine Forever had infringed Bugatti’s registered trade mark (for BUGATTI) by selling clothing and accessories under the trade mark BUGATCHI and BUGATCHI UOMO. Now Tracey J has ordered that Shine Forever pay Bugatti $551,159.39 plus costs on an indemnity basis.
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 has been introduced with the proposed compulsory licence under the TRIPS Protocol for medicines and other reforms
Do the Italian words “oro” and “cinque stelle” lack sufficient capacity to distinguish coffee in Australia to be registered as a trade mark?
When choosing a trade mark, choose something allusive or suggestive: The owner of Dental Excellence loses his trade mark registration in a fight against south perth dental excellence
A registered trade mark does not always trump passing off or a claim for contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.
3 stripes v 4 stripes: the remedies – Robertson J has ordered a narrow injunction and reduced costs to 30% after finding 3 of 12 shoe styles infringed