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The Beatles hitmaker EMI can’t block ‘Abbey Road’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-06-04 3:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Beatles hit producer EMI has lost its “ambitious” opposition to Australian craft company Spotlight registering ‘Abbey Road’ as a trade mark for its yarn […]

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Sydney Opera House says China trade group copied trade mark in bad faith
Intellectual Property 2021-04-14 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark application by a China Australia trade association contains an “identical copy” of the Sydney Opera House’s sail design, the trust behind the […]

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REA Group blocks trade mark bid by former Reserve Hotel director’s Real Estate Store
Intellectual Property 2021-04-08 11:02 am By Miklos Bolza

Global property giant REA Group has blocked a trade mark application by Real Estate Store, a new venture of a former director of Reserve Hotel […]

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IP Australia on the Rolling Stones’ side in trade mark battle over ‘Jagger & Stone’
Intellectual Property 2021-03-30 9:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Rolling Stones has successfully opposed registration of the ‘Jagger & Stone’ clothing trade mark in Australia, with a delegate finding the name was designed […]

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L’Oreal opposition to Lore Perfumery trade mark doesn’t pass the smell test
Intellectual Property 2021-03-25 9:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has lost its opposition to Melbourne-based Lore Perfumery’s ‘Lore’ trade mark, with an IP Australia delegate finding that L’Oreal’s strong reputation made […]

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Can artificial intelligence be named inventor of a patent? Federal Court to rule
Intellectual Property 2021-03-10 5:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court is set to determine whether artificial intelligence can be the inventor of a patent, after an AI pioneer filed a challenge to […]

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Full Court to hear another appeal over computer-implemented invention
Intellectual Property 2021-03-04 2:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has been asked to consider an appeal of a judge’s ruling backing the position of the Commissioner of Patents that two […]

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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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Sydney Opera House fights China group’s trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-12-04 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Sydney Opera House is challenging a ruling that denied its opposition to a trade mark application filed by a China-Australia trade association that featured […]

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Uber takes Aussie IT company to court over ‘Geeks’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-02-10 3:23 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Uber has dragged an Australian IT services company to court after failing to win removal of the company’s ‘Uber Geeks’ trade mark for its home-visiting […]

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