Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2010’
The Hells Angels motorcycle gang, sorry, make that “non-profit mutual benefit corporation” (according to their complaint), also names Saks (the operator of high-end department store Saks Fifth Avenue in New York) and Zappos.com (an online retailer owned by Amazon) as defendants. Hells Angels claims all three parties illegally manufacture, source, market and/or sell jewellery, apparel and accessories that infringe and dilute their trade marks.
In the recent decision of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd  FCA 1177, Justice Perram has held that the advertising and marketing for Optus’ broadband plans known as the “Think Bigger Plans” seriously misrepresented to broadband consumers that they would receive a certain amount of broadband for a specific price when in fact this was far from the case. The Think Bigger advertisements (flyers, billboards, television commercials and internet promotions) concerned the use of a variety of animals, including a “moose with
Amazon.com has won an important stage in a twelve-year battle in Canada over the patentability of its invention entitled “Method and System For Placing A Purchase Order Via A Communication Network”, which simplifies internet shopping by allowing consumers to buy things with a “single click” rather than having to proceed to a “check-out”. When a consumer visits a website and enters his or her address and payment information, the information is stored in a “cookie”. On the next visit to the website, the “server” is able to recognise the consumer and r