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Nestlé Fails to Secure 3D KitKat Shape Mark in the UK

Transnational food and drink company Nestlé that owns and manufactures the popular confectionary brand KitKat has been trying to trademark the four fingered 3D KitKat shape in the UK for many years.  211 more words

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E & J Gallo Winery v Lion Nathan Australia Pty Limited [2008] FCA 93

Mortimer J has ruled that print outs of third party websites are inadmissible as hearsay and, if not, excluded under s 135 of the Evidence Act as unduly prejudicial. 987 more words

New Balance Wins China IP Lawsuit

New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc recently won an intellectual property dispute in China.

Chinese manufacturers copy products but sell them with a slight modification of the brand name.   68 more words

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SHELL OUT = Eating seafood masses on table?

As an introduction, I have chosen this topic mainly on the reason that I have been personally asked by a good friend of mine specifically, in relation to the Intellectual Property (“IP”) issues. 1,583 more words

TeamDrive Systems GMBH Sue Google for Trade Mark Infringement

Award winning German software company TeamDrive Systems GMBH (which makes secure, cloud-based, file-sharing software) recently asked the High Court for a European-wide injunction preventing Google Ireland Ltd and Google Commerce Ltd. 124 more words

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Japan to Simplify Patent Screening Processes Using Artificial Intelligence at the JPO

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) reportedly plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to automate some tasks involved in the process of patent, trade mark and design applications. 147 more words


High Court Ruled Apple’s IWATCH Trade Mark Invalid

The trade mark application for IWATCH was submitted by a third party and assigned to Apple in 2015.  Apple’s IWATCH trade mark was found to be invalid after the High Court’s verdict (initiated via an appeal by Apple) agreed with the IPO’s original findings of refusing the trade mark because the mark was not distinctive and was descriptive of the goods applied for. 145 more words

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