Zig Zag Hub’s Win in Trade Mark Opposition

Zig Zag Hub’s Win in Trade Mark Opposition

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Zig Zag Hub, a coworking space in Wollongong NSW, wins against a trade mark opposition despite the number of grounds raised by the opponent. Find out how we did it and why it’s worth defending your trade mark application.

Taronga Conservation Society Australia vs Sydney Zoo Pty Ltd

Taronga Conservation Society Australia vs Sydney Zoo Pty Ltd

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Taronga zoo recently opposed the registration of a trademark of an up and coming zoo development in western Sydney to be named “Sydney Zoo”. The applicant, Sydney Zoo Pty Ltd was seeking to register a logo mark which had a schematic of 5 different animals in combination with the stylised wording “Sydney zoo”. The opponent’s …

Filing Trade Marks in Australia - Clarifications from Recent Cases

Filing trade marks in Australia – clarifications from recent cases

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It can be relatively easy to file in Australia but there have been some recent changes that limit how we can correct errors if incorrect information has been provided. Background In order to file a trade mark, we require the following details: applicant name and address; description of goods and services; and any priority claim. …

Branding using trade marks, websites and social media is important to your business.

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What is in a name? A lot when your business depends on it. The importance of branding, and of not allowing your brand to be used descriptively, was illustrated recently in some advertising Channel 10 ran for a segment of their Shark Tank™ show.  Initially they used the expression  ”Another UBER idea” when discussing a carpooling system …

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 …