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Trademark Lawyers Australia – Federal Court – Hotplate

Seven Network (Operations) Limited v Endemol Australia Pty Limited [2015] FCA 800 (6 August 2015) The Seven Network failed in its attempt to restrain the broadcast by the Nine Network of the reality television cooking program called The Hotplate first broadcast on 28 July 2015. Nicholas J declined to grant an interlocutory injunction and the […]

Business Name Registration Information

Business Names – Updated rules and guidelines for determining availability On 20 July 2015, the Federal Minister for Small Business, The Hon Bruce Billson MP announced changes to Business Names registration rules. The Business Names Registration (Availability of Names) Determination 2015 contains new rules for determining whether a new business name is identical or nearly […]

Trademark Registration Australia – ATMO Decisions – June 2015

Rotary International v Interact Australia (Victoria) Ltd [2015] ATMO 44 (2 June 2015) An application for an extension of time to file evidence in support was refused. Rotary International opposed registration of the Interact Australia trade mark shown below filed on 16 December 2010 for various services in classes 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, […]