Crunch time for Sanitarium in Granola trade mark dispute

It was a case of reap what you know rather than reap what you sow for Sanitarium as the NSW Full Court handed down a decision stating that the trademark “GRANOLA”, an invented word, was capable of being used as a descriptive word given that it had become understood as a descriptive term in Australia.  The proceedings arose when Sanitarium, an authorized user of the “GRANOLA” trade mark, accused Irrewarra Sourdough o read more...

Tetris ruling stacks up arguments against videogame clones

Have you, like us, seen nostalgic Gen X-ers playing new versions of old arcade games on their smartphones and wondered whether these “clones” would sooner or later make an appearance on IP Whiteboard? Well, hold on to your spare quarters as a recent decision in the New Jersey Federal District Court may trigger an increase in copyright infringement claims against videogame clones.

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Subjects: Copyright