Category Archive for: ‘Trade marks’
The Intellectual Property Office (‘IPO’) in the UK has issued a preliminary ruling which states that the iconic ‘Cadbury purple’ – Pantone 2865c – is sufficiently distinctive to enable Cadbury to register it as a trade mark.
Did you read our post about the introduction of new business names laws here? On 3 November 2011, the National Business Names Registration Package legislation was assented to.
The Acts now in existence are as follows:
Business Names Registration Act 2011 No.126 (Cth);
Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011 No. 127 (Cth); and
Lady Goo Goo is an animated sunglasses wearing blond baby that that bears a resemblance to and apparently sounds like Lady GaGa. A recent YouTube sensation, she has featured in songs including “The Moshi Dance” and “Peppy-razzi”. The Moshi Dance song has received 3.5 million views and was set to be released as a single on iTunes. Lady Goo Goo is a Moshi Monsters character, which is an online computer game and social networking site for children, operated by Mind Candy Ltd.
On 26 October 2011, the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) and the Centre for Media and Communications Law (CMCL) hosted a free seminar at the Melbourne Business School titled ‘Brands and the Challenges of Grey Markets’. The panellists were, by a surprising majority, in support of parallel imports…is this the way of the future
Our fearless leader Natalie Hickey has written an op-ed piece on the ongoing dispute between Matt Blatt and Herman Miller over Matt Blatt’s sale of replica Eames furniture. The piece appeared in the Age this morning, and is already generating a fair amount of comment on The Age and SMH websites.