Melinda Upton

Melinda Upton

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Australia: High Court Decision - Registrability of foreign language trade marks

Today [3 December 2014] the High Court handed down a decision in Cantarella Bros Pty Limited v Modena Trading Pty Limited, clarifying the test for inherent distinctiveness of trade marks, and giving clarity to the treatment...more

12/3/2014 - Australia Foreign Language Inherently Distinctive Trademarks

Doing Business in Australia

With strong economic fundamentals, a positive outlook, proximity and strong trade links with some of the world’s most dynamic economies, Australia offers a wealth of opportunities for global investors and multinational...more

10/10/2014

Intellectual Property and Technology News (Asia)

Welcome to the most recent Asia Pacific edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News, our biannual publication designed to report on worldwide developments in IP and technology law, offering perspectives, analysis and...more

9/19/2014 - Asia China Cybersecurity Outsourcing Popular Retailers Suppliers Trademarks

Life Sciences Spotlight - Issue 4, 2014

Since our last edition, there has been a number of developments in the Life Sciences sector across the Asia Pacific region and we are pleased to be able to update you on these recent trends. It is evident that the...more

8/15/2014 - China Data Protection Life Sciences Medical Devices Patents Right to Privacy Technology

Law À La Mode - Issue 13 - April 2014

In This Issue: - PRIVACY BY DESIGN? FASHION FLAIR TRANSFORMS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES: The rise of the wearables – and the data protection challenges they bring - EFFECTIVELY DELIVERING IT SERVICES IN THE RETAIL...more

4/11/2014 - Advertising Brand Copyright Counterfeiting Data Protection EU Fashion Industry Patent Litigation Patents Technology Trademarks

Law À La Mode - Issue 12 – Winter 2013/14 (Global)

In This Issue: - Mandatory Employment Of Women In Retail Stores In Saudi Arabia: Key points for complying with the new requirements for retailers to employ women in female-oriented stores - No Logo Required:...more

1/18/2014 - Advertising Brand CCTV Celebrity Endorsements Fashion Branding Fashion Industry Franchises GST International Labor Laws IPO Origin R&D Tax Credits Retail Market Sales & Use Tax Tax Reform USPTO

Australian Postal Corporation v Digital Post Australia [2013] FCAFC 153

On 6 December 2013, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia dismissed an appeal by Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post) and upheld the primary judge's decision that "DIGITAL POST AUSTRALIA" is not...more

12/13/2013 - Australia Expert Testimony Infringement Likelihood of Confusion Surveys Trademarks Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Australian Treasury Considers Controversial Reforms To Extend Sales Tax To Overseas Online Purchases

In recent months, the Australian federal Treasury has come under intense pressure from local retailers and state treasures to extend the Australian goods and services tax (GST) to overseas-purchased goods and services. On 27...more

12/12/2013 - Australia GST Imports Online Sales Tax Retailers Treasury

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

10/11/2013 - Arbitration Australia Brand Child Labor Copyright Cosmetics Data Protection Design Patent DOL Fashion Industry Imports International Arbitration Modeling Patents Privacy Laws Retailers UK Unpaid Interns

Louis Vuitton - Almost Famous? (Australia)

The Federal Court recently handed down judgment in Louis Vuitton Malletier v Sonya Valentine Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 933. Louis Vuitton Malletier (Louis Vuitton) alleged that Sonya Valentine Pty Ltd (Sonya Valentine) had...more

10/1/2013 - Australia Counterfeiting Imports Infringement Injunctions Louis Vuitton Trademarks Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

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