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Internet Survey Ruled Inadmissible in Canada – October 2021

21/10/2021
A decision of the Federal Court in Ontario, Canada has concluded that an online survey was not admissible in determining whether the parties’ respective trademarks were confusing.   The Oppositions The applicant filed several applications for the trademark KING. The applications were opposed on the basis, among others, that the applied-for marks were confusing with....
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Can you direct your employees to get vaccinated? from Pointon Partners, Melbourne, Australia

08/10/2021
The landscape around mandatory vaccines across Australia has shifted since March 2021. As numerous States and Territories across the country battle outbreaks of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and Australia’s vaccination program is being rolled out the Fair Work Ombudsman has issued new advice for employers considering making the Covid vaccine mandatory for their employees.....
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Patent & Trade Mark Attorney joins Pointon Partners, Australia

08/10/2021
Pointon Partners, our LAWorld member firm in Melbourne Australia, continues to expand its IP team, supporting clients who are innovating all aspects of their business with a range of patent related services. Barry Meskin has joined Pointon as a patent and trade mark attorney. With over 19 years’ experience Barry will now support our strong....
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The long arm of the British courts in an international trademark ruling

08/10/2021
A decision of the British High Court of Justice illustrates the long reach of the UK courts in a trademark context in the French Caribbean. Easy Group Limited v Easyway SBH [2021] EWHC 2007. The Facts The plaintiff is the owner of the UK registered trademark EASYJET registered in respect of “transportation of … passengers....
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NFT’s – How do they affect Your Intellectual Property Rights in Australia?

05/10/2021
NFT’s are all the rage right now. These three letters are virtually inescapable and the monetary value being attached to some are eye watering, to say the least. However, with the rise of this new wave token come the need to consider the issues that may arise with it, in particular, in respect to intellectual....
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