Bowl of apples and pears

A curious case of apples versus pears

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Famous well-known brands vigorously defend their brand from infringement. Famous brands are generally worth hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. However, has Apple Inc been overzealous in their efforts to stop a company with a ‘pear’ logo from operating? This case has not yet been resolved.

Did Apple really lose the iPhone trademark battle with a Chinese handbag maker?

Did Apple really lose the iPhone trade mark battle with a Chinese handbag maker?

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iPhone v IPHONE Reports have filtered through from China that Apple have lost control of the trade mark ‘iPhone’, because a Chinese company has successfully: obtained a Chinese trade mark registration for ‘IPHONE’, in relation to leather handbags, phone cases and passport holders, and defended revocation action brought against them by Apple. Apple filed a …

New use of an old product

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A patentable invention is defined as ‘a manner of manufacture within the meaning of section 6 of the Statute of Monopolies’ ¹, while an invention according to Schedule 1 is any manner of new manufacture subject. The patentable subject matter therefore has be fall within the notion of manner of manufacture and manner of new …

Apple vs. Samsung

Preliminary injunction sought by Apple against Samsung Galaxy in the US

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Introduction Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Apple, Inc., two of the biggest manufacturers of smartphones and tablets in the world, have been embroiled in a number of bitter patent lawsuits in North America, Europe and Asia in recent times. In April 2011, Apple initiated proceedings in the United States by filing a patent infringement lawsuit …

Revealed: Samsung OZ Tab stockpiles ready to go

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Samsung are loading artillery of the Android running Galaxy 10.1 to Australia, according to sources. And hoping to blow iPad 2 out of the water, unless Apple makes a final attempt to block its arch rival, once again. The Koreans have a large stockpile of the currently banned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 under lock and …

Apple vs. Samsung

CNBC interviews Chris Baxter on the Apple-Samsung patent wars

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Chris has released his preparation notes for the interview below: What is this Apple-Samsung patent war all about? Apple has taken action against Samsung in a number of countries for patent infringement relating to Apple patents covering its touch screen and the hand gestures which control it, and claims that Samsung “slavishly” copied its market-leading …

Don’t bite my apple

Don’t bite my apple

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Australian retailer, Woolworths Ltd, received acceptance of its new trade mark, a stylised W representing a piece of fresh produce, from IP Australia on 30th October 2008. The application covers almost all classes of the International Classification of Products and Services including Class 9 which relates to “…apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound …