11 February 2021

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Uber Trade Mark Removal Application Fails

by Sam Rees
Have you heard of a ride share company called Uber? You know, the global disruptor of the taxi industry which we all order from our phones after one too many margaritas!

Well, what happens when the Global giant that is UBER discover another business owns a similar prior registered Trademark ...

10 December 2020

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ACCC Undertakings Allow Back In Motion Franchisees To Be Back In Motion

by Eric Yarascavitch
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission 'ACCC' has yet again 'promoted competition, fair trading and regulating national infrastructure for the benefits of all Australians' as per their mandate.  In this particular instance, the ACCC are enforcing the Franchisi...

4 December 2020

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Use it or Lose it Ferrari

by Eric Yarascavitch
Ferrari is no stranger to rivalries with other sports car manufacturers.  In fact, Automobili Lamborghini was founded in May 1963 after Enzo Ferrari snubbed Ferruccio Lamborghini's mechanical recommendations on their road cars.  Mind you, at that time Lamborghini was in the tracto...

18 November 2020

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Kobe Bryant Lives on through Trade Marks

by Eric Yarascavitch
With the recent loss of this basketball GOAT on 26 January 2020, we would like to honour his on-court greatness by informing you of his off-court Intellectual Property.  Many sports fans are aware of Kobe's awards and accomplishments that derive from the cross over ankle-breaking putti...

7 October 2020

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Eddie Van Halen ... Guitar Virtuoso and Intellectual Property Connoisseur

by Eric Yarascavitch
It comes with great sadness that Edward Lodewijk Van Halen lost his battle to cancer at the age of 65.  However, he will live on through intellectual property rights.  Most are aware of his great success as the lead guitar player in Van Halen.  Van Halen reigned all over the rock...