Coca Cola recently found itself in a feist-tea trade mark showdown when Teavolution Pty Ltd filed an application to register "Gold Peak" as a trade mark for, inter alia, tea and iced tea (Class 30), despite Coca Cola having produced Gold Peak iced tea in the United States (US) since 2006.
In what is expected to be an ongoing and controversial decision, the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) recently ruled that an owners corporation's by-law prohibiting short-term letting was invalid.
It came as a sting to Australian honey producers when Unique Manuka Factor, a group of New Zealand honey producers, filed a trade mark application for "Manuka honey" with the Australian Trade Marks Office.
Precision has accused Domino's of reverse-engineering their global positioning system (GPS) tracking technology after a three-year project to install the technology in Domino's delivery vehicles was abandoned.
The creators of Polish lemonade brand, Mr Lemonade, were recently left with a sour taste in their mouths after Yoko Ono brought legal proceedings in the United Kingdom.
The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down orders in two cases concerning access to copyright infringing websites.
German supermarket giant Aldi wound up in a two-year legal battle when it opposed the registration of Moroccanoil Israel Ltd's (MIL) "MOROCCANOIL" word mark for hair care products in 2015.
Australian tennis pro Thanasi Kokkinakis found himself being taken to an unfamiliar type of court recently, when cereal giant Kellogg's opposed his registration of a "Special K" trade mark.
In May, a number of significant media reforms were introduced under the 2017-18 Budget, such as the proposed abolition of the "two out of three" ownership rule and broadcasting licence fees for free-to-air networks such as ABC, the Nine Network, Network Ten and SBS.
The Commonwealth Government recently proposed new legislation that will compel technology companies, such as Apple, WhatsApp and Facebook, to provide law enforcement agencies with access to users' encrypted messages.