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Opportunistic Rivals Can't Adopt Re-Branded Trade Marks
Opportunistic Rivals Can't Adopt Re-Branded Trade Marks

With multiple brands renaming, opportunistic traders may be tempted to adopt the name of a disused Trade Mark. The result may not be pleasant.

High Court Delivers Mortal Blow to Planned Obsolescence
High Court Delivers Mortal Blow to Planned Obsolescence

Australia’s High Court has delivered a stunning mortal patents blow to industries that manufacture items with inbuilt designed obsolescence.

DON’T GET YOUR EAGLES AND GATES CONFUSED
DON’T GET YOUR EAGLES AND GATES CONFUSED

For the sake of clarity, we are Queensland Commercial, Technology and Intellectual Property Law Firm EAGLEGATE Lawyers.

Game Over With Hefty Fine in Gaming Patent Clash
Game Over With Hefty Fine in Gaming Patent Clash

In a clash of the gaming titans, Japanese mobile developer Gree has won a lawsuit against Finnish developer Supercell and has been awarded at least $8.5 million.

How do you protect Generic Trade Marks?
How do you protect Generic Trade Marks?

If your product brand name is so entrenched in the public’s mind it becomes a descriptor of the product, how do you protect that trade mark?

Fraud Alert: The Photography Shakedown Edition
Fraud Alert: The Photography Shakedown Edition

Watch out for the Photograph Shakedown Fraud. Book a free 30min consultation with EAGLEGATE Lawyers.

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New Age of Trade Mark infringement defences in Australia

A cautionary tale for trade mark holders in Australia - there’s a new trend in legal cases to bring a cross claim to declare the trade mark invalid based on it being filed in the wrong name.

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Game Over for Foreign Companies playing with Australian C

Foreign companies that may think they can weasel out of being liable for contracts with Australian clients can thank our computer gamers for a hard won lesson in life.

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The Weaponisation of Intellectual Property to win a trade

Canadian officials are considering granting Canada’s generic pharmaceutical firms the right to copy, sell and potentially export into the US patent protected drugs.