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Netflix Outsmarts POTUS On Space Force Trade Mark
Netflix Outsmarts POTUS On Space Force Trade Mark

It’s the sort of news that cracks up trade mark lawyers- how the United States’ military Space Force may have been trumped in a trade mark move by a Netflix streaming comedy series of that name.

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To VB or not to VB - that is the trademark question

Ask any Aussie what the letters VB mean and chances are they would not think of former Spice Girl warbler Victoria Beckham.

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Harry & Meghan's pre-emptive trademark move

Prince Harry and Meghan were actively preparing to quit the Royal Family months ago by filing trade mark applications to commercially protect their brand.

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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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Why your WIPO TradeMark registration in Australia might b

Why your WIPO TradeMark registration in Australia might be invalid. The International Trademark system administered by the WIPO provides an easy process of filing trademark applications in Madrid Protocol countries.

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Can you Trademark a Song or a City? Liverpool FC vs The L

Can you Register a Trademark for a Song or a City? Liverpool FC vs The Locals Liverpool Football Club, one of the oldest and most storied football clubs in the world

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A USD$12M Lesson in trademark registration - Wawona-ship

A USD$12M Lesson in trademark registration - Wawona-ship of Majestic Yosemite TradeMarks returned to National Park We all learn through bitter experience.

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Keeping up with the kimonos - Trade Mark lessons the Kim

Australian entrepreneurs trying to trade mark a popular word as their business brand should take heed of the legal stumble by American celebrity Kim Kardashian.

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Slater & Gordon attempts to trade mark the phrase "We win

Slater & Gordon is attempting to trade mark a phrase that is common in the legal industry and the EAGLEGATE news article discussing the attempt is getting a run in Australasian Lawyer.

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Lessons on protecting your trade mark online

Protect your trade mark online - don't let the domain name drop Learn lessons from Bill Clinton himself. Don't fall asleep at the wheel.

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Trade Mark tips from EAGLEGATE

Trade Mark Tips - Controlling Use EAGLEGATE's trade mark tips advert has been published on 4KQ. Listen to the trade mark tips below.

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McDonald's loses Big Mac trade mark in the EU

Remember that scene in Pulp Fiction where Vince (John Travolta) tells Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) what they call McDonald's quarter pounders in France?