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Opinion: Vogue trademark claim shows need for clear heads
Vogue magazine’s decision to target a village pub with a cease-and-desist letter shows how in-house enforcement strategies can go badly wrong [...]
Opinion: Vogue trademark claim shows need for clear heads
Vogue magazine’s decision to target a village pub with a cease-and-desist letter shows how in-house enforcement strategies can go badly wrong [...]
Opinion: Vogue trademark claim shows need for clear heads
Vogue magazine’s decision to target a village pub with a cease-and-desist letter shows how in-house enforcement strategies can go badly wrong [...]
Opinion: Vogue trademark claim shows need for clear heads
Vogue magazine’s decision to target a village pub with a cease-and-desist letter shows how in-house enforcement strategies can go badly wrong [...]
Opinion: Vogue trademark claim shows need for clear heads
Vogue magazine’s decision to target a village pub with a cease-and-desist letter shows how in-house enforcement strategies can go badly wrong [...]
Tesla Loses TRO Bid In IP Theft Suit Against Engineer
A California federal judge refused Monday to issue a temporary restraining order against an ex-Tesla engineer accused of stealing trade secrets related to Tesla Inc.'s [...]
Gilstrap Won't Pause $42M Seagen Drug Patent Row For PTAB
U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has refused to halt post-trial proceedings following a $42 million patent infringement verdict against Daiichi Sankyo, denying its request to [...]
Inventor Asks Justices To Revive Patent App Fight
Computer chip inventor Gilbert Hyatt wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision backing a lower court finding that the agency did [...]
Taiwanese Co. Says It Won't Arbitrate Fisch Sigler Fee Dispute
A Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphone camera lenses is pressing a D.C. federal court to quash arbitration initiated by intellectual property boutique Fisch Sigler LLP seeking [...]
Artists' Suit Ties Up NYC's New Jail Plans
A constellation of murals and minimalist sculptures in downtown Manhattan could stand in the way of New York City's plans to renovate a century-old prison [...]
LG’s Recent Infringement Fight Against TCL Could Take Some Tips from DivX’s Approach
On April 21, 2022, LG Electronics Inc. filed suit against Chinese television manufacturer, TCL, through several of its affiliates and related entities, in the Eastern [...]
ITC Won't Halt Chamberlain Import Ban In Garage Door IP Suit
The U.S. International Trade Commission has refused to stop an order banning imports of The Chamberlain Group's patent-infringing garage door products, saying its denial was [...]
Volkswagen Wins $1.2M In Suit Over Counterfeit Audi Wheels
A Florida judge has handed a nearly $1.2 million victory to Volkswagen in its lawsuit accusing a company of selling counterfeit Audi wheels on eBay [...]
Peloton, NordicTrack Maker Settle Fitness Tech Patent Spats
Peloton and NordicTrack product maker iFIT said Monday they've reached a settlement that will put to rest litigation between the rival fitness companies, which have [...]
Finding Uninjured Consumers In Drug Antitrust Class Actions
In recent pharmaceutical antitrust class actions with highly aggregated economic models reliant on the use of averages, the presence of uninjured class members can be [...]
Justices Won't Take Up Fed. Circ. Rule On Follow-Up IP Suits
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into a dispute involving a Federal Circuit rule that bars follow-up patent suits against a winning [...]
Breweries Settle TM Suit Over 'Juicy' Advertising
Stone Brewing has resolved a trademark dispute with rival craft-beer maker Sycamore Brewing over allegations that Stone ripped off the slogan "keep it juicy," one [...]
Justices Say No To Cisco In Patent Row
Cisco's battle against a $57 million judgment for infringing cybersecurity patents failed to pique the interest of the U.S. Supreme Court justices, who on Monday [...]
9th Circ. Won't Revive TM Suit Over 'ASU Covid Parties' Posts
The Ninth Circuit on Friday declined to revive a trademark suit brought by Arizona State University's governing body against the anonymous owner of an Instagram [...]
White Castle Aims To Whittle Down BIPA's Scope
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear White Castle's argument that state biometric privacy claims accrue only one time in a case that could [...]
This Week in Washington IP: Biden’s Budget Request for Clean Energy RD&D, Building the EV Industry’s Workforce, and a Conversation on Crypto with Senator Lummis
This week in Washington IP news, several subcommittees in the House of Representatives take a closer look at President Joe Biden’s budgetary request for the [...]
Justices Reject Plea To Clarify Alice In Apple Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has shot down a petition from Universal Secure Registry that challenged a Federal Circuit ruling that its payment patents were invalid [...]
Opinion: Growing Misuse of Patent Protections Threatens U.S. Competitiveness and Security
The chaotic state of the world today makes it increasingly difficult for American companies to compete. Russian hostility has the democratic world on edge, U.S. [...]
A Tale of Two Googles: Patent System Champion or Crux of the Problem?
On April 28, Google published a blog by their general counsel, Halimah DeLaine Prado, about the crisis condition of the U.S. patent system. Prado portrays [...]

How Do I Create a Successful Start Up?

Starting Off Right   Like most processes – beginning a start-up is by no means straightforward. There are many factors that can affect whether or not your start-up may be the next huge thing to conquer the market. Whilst there is no ‘right way’ roadmap of instructions, there are things you can do as a […]

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How to Register Your Brand on Amazon Brand Registry

What is Amazon Brand Registry? Amazon Brand Registry is a powerful tool that helps sellers on Amazon protect their brands. The program also assists sellers in identifying potential counterfeit products, with the functionality of being able to report trade mark infringement of other sellers. Sellers enrolled in the Amazon Brand Registry scheme are able to […]

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How do I use Trade Mark Symbols?

The owner of a trade mark is typically asserting trade mark rights to the public through using the ™ symbol which signifies that a given mark is a trade mark.  The ™ symbol is used in connection with unregistered trade marks whereas the ® symbol is used once the trade mark is registered.  What do […]

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Is My Trade Mark Too Descriptive?

Descriptive Trade Marks   The function of a trade mark is to serve as a “badge or origin”. When a trade mark is filed, it gives the applicant exclusive rights and the power to prevent others from using the trade mark in the specific classes it was filed in. It is a sign or symbol […]

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A ‘Good Faith’ Defence to Trade Mark Infringement

There are several defences that can be useful in mounting a challenge against an allegation of trade mark infringement. Though, each defence will need to be assessed on its merits and against the evidence put forward in a trade mark infringement claim. This article considers the ‘good faith’ defence that may be raised in response […]

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EVENT   |   19th November, 2018

Australian Data Summit 2018

Facebook scandal. Cambridge Analytica scandal. Establishment of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation and Australia’s Consumer Data Right. Because of all these, organisations are forced to enable data transparency  and reassess their approach to data management. This November, Akolade’s AUSTRALIAN DATA SUMMIT will bring together both the public and private sector for an exploration of how […]

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Cracking the Trade Mark Game of Thrones Legal Protection Code

Trade Mark Protection  What many don’t know about the world of intellectual property is that it can be a place of sneakiness and power plays. When you have poured blood, sweat and tears into promoting, advertising and building your brand, it makes sense that you should protect it. Trade marks and the legal protection they […]

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What Is Trade Mark Infringement?

What is a trade mark? A trade mark is a mark used to identify a trader’s unique goods or services. Essentially, a trade mark is a brand which allows consumers to differentiate between your goods and services and those of another person. The Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (‘Trade Marks Act’) sections 6 and 17 […]

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EVENT   |   9th November, 2018

Drones Workshop, Fly Before You Buy!

Businesses across different industries now realise that drones, or also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), have multiple commercial applications. These are now not just used for surveillance or photography, but for daily work in some industries. Sphere Drones have been providing innovative television, radio communication and UAV technology solutions with more than 20 years […]

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Knock Off No-No’s – Dangers Of Counterfeit Goods

Fake Products  Knock-off products refer to replicas made by manufacturers in order to take advantage of a brand name and rip off the likeness of a popular product. These “knock offs” ride off the creativity of the creator. Not only do they diminish the integrity and originality  of the original product but they are also […]

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