Will s42(b) Stop Being Invited to the Trade Mark Opposition Party?

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IP Australia Review of the Trade Mark Opposition Cost Structure IP Australia’s 2024 Fee Review IP Australia is currently in the process of reviewing a number of its fees and fee structures for Trade Marks, Patents, Designs and Plant Breeder Rights.  The most recent public feedback round has closed.  Any changes that proceed are expected […]

If Only You Sold the Burgers Raw… 

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BIG JACK smashes burger BIG MAC  The buns have been burned and there is sauce on the floor as the Federal Court hands down its decision in the great burger war between McDonald’s and Hungry Jack’s – McD Asia Pacific LLC v Hungry Jack’s Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 1412 a single judge decision before Justice […]

Canada Trade Mark Update: Additional French-language requirements

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On 1 June 2025, Canadian traders may be impacted by wide-ranging amendments to the Charter of French Language made by Bill 96 which affect trading in Quebec. Nine of Canada’s provinces and three of its territories are English speaking.  However, in Quebec which is the largest province by area and the second-largest by population, French is the official and preponderant […]