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Mother drink maker wins stay of trade mark loss, but must swallow costs
Intellectual Property 2022-04-26 2:53 pm By Sam Matthews

The maker of Mother brand energy drinks has won a stay of a judge’s decision to remove one of its trade marks for non-use, but […]

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Energy Beverages tries to revive ‘Mother’ trade marks
Appeals 2022-03-08 3:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The maker of Mother brand energy drinks has filed an appeal challenging a judge’s decision to remove two of its registered ‘Mother’ trade marks for […]

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Judge trashes Energy Beverages’ ‘Mother’ trade marks
Intellectual Property 2022-02-22 5:56 pm By Sam Matthews

Energy Beverages, which makes Mother brand energy drinks, has failed to convince a judge that two of its ‘Mother’ trade marks should not be removed […]

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Class action barristers among 16 new senior counsel appointments
People In The News 2021-11-11 3:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Supreme Court of Victoria has appointed 16 barristers to silk, nine of whom are women, including two barristers who have worked on high-stakes class […]

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Energy Beverages files ‘Mother’ of an appeal against trade mark decision
Intellectual Property 2021-08-09 10:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A high-energy trade mark dispute has gone to the Federal Court after the maker of Mother energy drinks lost its bid before IP Australia to […]

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‘Buttermite’ deceptively similar to Vegemite trade mark, IP Australia delegate says
Intellectual Property 2021-07-06 9:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Vegemite maker Bega Cheese has won a challenge to an inventor’s bid to register ‘Buttermite’ as a trade mark for a breakfast spread. In a […]

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‘Blue veined or not’: Delegate says ‘Roquehort’ mark would mislead cheese buyers
Intellectual Property 2021-02-15 12:18 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A French geographical indication body has triumphed in its opposition to a bid to trade mark the name ‘Chateau Roquehort’ for dairy products, with a […]

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Monster Energy challenges loss of ‘Motherland’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-02 2:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Monster Energy, which makes Mother brand energy drinks, has appealed a ruling from IP Australia that granted rival caffeinated beverage maker Vittoria Food & Beverage’s […]

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Loss of the Motherland: IP Australia strips Monster Energy of trade mark for non-use
Intellectual Property 2021-01-11 11:23 am By Miklos Bolza

The maker of Mother energy drinks has had its Motherland trade mark removed by IP Australia, with a delegate granting a win to rival caffeinated […]

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Bega melts Saputo bid to trade mark cheese cartoon figure
Intellectual Property 2020-06-11 10:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Cheese maker Saputo’s proposed trade mark for an adorable cheese cartoon figure is substantially identical to Bega’s intellectual property for a ‘smiling anthropomorphised’ cheese biped […]

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