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.

How to protect your brand

How to protect your brand

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Binh Rey, one of our Trade Mark Attorney Associates has been published on Side Door, award winning marketing agency based in Melbourne, website and newsletter!

Congratulations to our new Associate: Binh Rey!

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We’re delighted to announce that Binh has been promoted to Associate. This promotion acknowledges in particular the strong start she has made with Baxter IP, her well honed BD skills, tenacious work ethic and ability to network, secure opportunities for and deliver well received public presentations, including on radio, TV and online.

Logos of 3 zoos in Sydney

Which zoo is which? Are generic trade marks causing confusion among Sydney’s zoos?

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A recent decision by the delegate of the registrar of trade marks highlights the potential for confusion when businesses choose generic brand names. Choosing generic brand names causes confusion for consumers and also makes it difficult for the businesses themselves to differentiate their services and offerings. In addition, applying to register a generic trade mark …

Gummy bears photo

Non-traditional trade marks

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A trade mark is defined in section 17 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 as a “sign used, or intended to be used, to distinguish goods or services dealt with or provided in the course of trade by a person from goods or services so dealt with or provided by any other person.” In this …