Blog | IP Partnership

Latest News

5 August 2020

Read More

Booking.com US Trade Mark Case

by Ellen Baker
United States Patent And Trademark Office, Et Al, Petitioners v Booking.Com B.V.
The world's leading digital travel company Booking.com has recently won a key legal trade mark case where the Court found "booking.com" was not a 'generic term' and could be a registered t...

7 May 2020

Read More

Copyright Ownership of Musical Works in Joint Authorship at an International Scale

by Eric Yarascavitch
Musician's invest time, money and emotion into their musical works.  A common trait arises with musicians, which is a lack of knowledge within the legal field and the avoidance of using lawyers to review or use contractual agreements.   On occasion, disputes arise over who ow...

10 February 2020

Read More

ACCC give Geowash a big hose down

by Sam Rees
The ACCC have taken on another Franchisor! This time it was a car wash Franchise System operated by Geowash Pty Ltd. The director Sanam Ali and the franchising manager Charles Cameron, have been hosed out of business by the ACCC, following an investigation. They have been formally disqualified ...

17 January 2020

Read More

Melbourne Street Art

by Molly Flynn
But did you really visit Melbourne if you didn't snap an Instagram worthy photo at the iconic Hozier Lane?

Hozier Lane is just one location in Australia where tourists and locals alike can visit and view incredible street art at no cost. With over 1000 posts containing the hashtag '#hozi...

18 December 2019

Read More

Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang GUESS?

by Chloe Buchanan
In 2009 Gucci took Guess to a New York Federal Court accusing Guess of counterfeiting, unfair competition and trade mark infringement. The trade mark infringement related to the interlocking "G"s that appear on a line of Guess shoes, which Gucci argue confused customers and caused the...