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August 24, 2023
Let’s Talk About Lex: The Lexoo Case

Lexvoco Pty Ltd v InCounsel Pty Ltd [2019] ATMO 83 On 30 May 2019, the Australian Trade Marks Office handed down its decision regarding opposition of the Trade Mark LEXOO belonging to our client, InCounsel Pty Ltd. Lexoo (now InCounsel) operates an innovative legal...

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August 23, 2023
Opposition Case Analysis: The Protectaware Case

Capital Safety Group EMEA and 3M Company v Classic Supplies Pty Ltd [2019] ATMO 10 On 22 January 2019, the Australian Trade Marks Office handed down its decision regarding opposition of the Trade Mark PROTECTAWARE belonging to our client, Capital Safety Pty Ltd. The...

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August 22, 2023
Storm In A Coffee Cup: 10 Tips To Secure Powerful Enforceable Designs

Storm in A Coffee Cup Recently, Australian coffee cup innovators KeepCup launched Federal Court proceedings against Gloria Jean’s coffee chain claiming infringement of their certified design rights to their KeepCup Brew cup. Gloria Jean’s has been selling a similar...

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August 22, 2023
Lessons For David: Some Tips For Fighting An Effective David V Goliath Ip Battle | YIP Legal

Lessons for David “David v Goliath” is a much loved media term to describe legal battles between a deep pockets party (the Goliath) against a less financially equipped adversary (the David). It’s also a term loved by the Davids as it evokes the imagery of the little...

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August 22, 2023
Hasbro’s Play-doh Scent Trade Mark. Why They Won’t Get It. Why It’s A Good Application Anyway

Did you know you can Trade Mark a scent? We discuss why you might want to and how to do it in this weeks article, comparing the recent Play-Doh Scent Trade Mark filing with Australia’s only registered scent Trade Mark....

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August 22, 2023
CHIRO Removal Case: Australian Chiropractors Association Limited v Chiro Care Mattresses Pty Ltd

Australian Chiropractors Association Limited v Chiro Care Mattresses Pty Ltd [2021] ATMO 28 This matter involved an application for removal of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA)’s CHIRO trade mark by our client Chiro Care Mattresses (Chiro Care). ACA has...

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August 22, 2023
Battle of the Iron Chefs Round 2- TM Takedown!

Fuji Television Network, Inc v Iron Chef Pizza Pty Ltd (2021) This article follows on from the Opposition Case Analysis posted earlier in the year. This matter involved an application for removal of Fuji Television Network’s (Fuji)’s IRON CHEF trade mark by our client...

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August 22, 2023
Japanese AI experts raise concern over bots trained on copyrighted material

Japanese lawmaker Takashi Kii says he is pushing for regulation to protect copyright holders from being infringed on by artificial intelligence algorithms.Japanese artificial intelligence experts and researchers are urging caution over the use of illegally obtained...

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August 22, 2023
Personalised and innovative intellectual property outcomes

Big shout out to our client Zahara Designz who finally got their trade mark registered today after a 3 year contested opposition with clothing label ZARA! Please check out their amazing African-inspired clothing range if you are in Perth...

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August 22, 2023
TM Opposition Case: PUGGLE POST

McDonnell & Beaumont Management Services Pty Ltd v Dawson [2023] ATMO 58 An interesting TM decision for puggle enthusiasts! The decision also deals with some interesting opposition issues, including: Exercise of the Registrar's discretion to allow amendments to the...

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