Chris Round

Chris Round

K&L Gates LLP

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High Court of Australia Determines Landmark Trade Mark Case in Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd v Modena Trading Pty Ltd

The High Court of Australia (High Court) this week handed down only its third decision considering trade mark law since the enactment of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth). This decision could reduce barriers to registration for...more

12/12/2014 - Australia Trade Marks Act Trademarks

The Great Bottle Battle – Coke vs Pepsi

On 28 November 2014, the Federal Court of Australia (Court) dismissed claims of trade mark infringement, misleading or deceptive conduct and passing off made by The Coca-Cola Company (Coke) against PepsiCo Inc, PepsiCo...more

12/12/2014 - Australia Coca Cola Infringement Likelihood of Confusion PepsiCo Trademark Litigation Trademarks

It's Happening: Generic Top-Level Domains Update

On 23 October 2013, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began the rollout of the new generation of top-level domain names, heralding the event as "the biggest change to the internet since its...more

11/5/2013 - gTLD ICANN Internet Websites

Rockin' all Over the World: Continue to Protect Your Brand as More Countries Join the Madrid Protocol

It became easier for brand owners to achieve global trade mark protection for their brands when Australia became a party to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the...more

9/3/2013 - Brand Madrid Protocol Registration Trademarks

Dot Anything: Generic Top-Level Domains Update

On January 12, 2012, ICANN, the authority responsible for management of the internet domain name system, launched the new, expanded, gTLD program, which we reported on here. As implementation moves forward, we want to keep...more

2/21/2013 - Deloitte Domain Names gTLD IBM ICANN Infringement Internet Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks Uniform Rapid Suspension

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