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Instagram takes offensive in trade mark battle with Instagoods
Intellectual Property 2021-09-02 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Social media giant Instagram has accused Australian retail tech and dating startup Instagoods of “flagrant” trade mark infringement and breaches of the Australian Consumer Law, […]

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Instagoods takes trade mark fight with Instagram to Federal Court
Intellectual Property 2021-07-08 3:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail tech and dating start-up Instagoods has appealed a successful challenge of its Instadate trade mark registration by social media giant Instagram. The appeal to […]

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Corner Hotel appeals loss in trade mark fight with jazz club
Intellectual Property 2021-05-07 12:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Corner Hotel is taking another stab at cancelling a rival club’s ‘jazz corner’ and ‘jazz corner hotel trade marks’, after a judge found the […]

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The Corner Hotel loses trade mark lawsuit against Birdland-affiliated jazz club
Intellectual Property 2021-04-12 5:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by famed Richmond pub The Corner Hotel against a jazz club formed in partnership with iconic New […]

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Game over for Monster Energy’s opposition to ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-10-19 9:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has shot down Monster Energy’s opposition to Japanese software company Mixi registering the ‘Monster Strike’ trade mark in Australia for its popular video […]

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Trade mark blues: Italian consortiums fail to protect their cheeses   
Intellectual Property 2020-04-14 8:15 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two Italian cheese consortiums have failed in separate bids to trade mark their respective cheeses, Gorgonzola and Asiago, with delegates ruling the trade marks were […]

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Apple, Swatch both come up short in latest trade mark fight
Intellectual Property 2019-07-24 4:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Rival firms Apple Inc and Swatch AG have both failed in their opposition to the other’s trade mark extension application, with a delegate for the […]

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Yellow Pages maker’s ‘Sensis’ trade mark infringed by rival, court finds
Intellectual Property 2019-05-29 6:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The maker of the Yellow Pages and White Pages directories, Sensis, has won its IP case against a direct marketing company, with a judge ruling […]

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