Recent cases

Titan Enterprises (Qld) Pty Ltd v Cross [2016] FCA 1241 – subpoenas – privilege – trade mark attorney privilege

Titan Enterprises (Qld) Pty Ltd v Cross [2016] FCA 890 – application to issue international subpoenas to foreign corporations

Titan Enterprises (Qld) Pty Ltd v Cross [2016] FCA 664 – application for substituted service

KSAMS Nominees Pty Ltd v Centennial Park Cemetery Authority [2016] ATMO 85 – trade mark opposition 

Home Sweet Loans Pty Ltd v Members Equity Bank Limited QUD 399 of 2016 – trade mark infringement – whether use “as a trade mark” 

Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust v Bendigo Cemeteries Trust [2016] ATMO 30 – trade mark opposition

Business Strategies International Pty Ltd v British Standards Institution [2016] ATMO 9 – trade marks – application for removal of a trade mark for non-use.

Accor Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Pty Ltd v Liv Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 746 – costs – apportionment of costs where neither party wholly successful.

Mineral Technologies Pty Ltd v Orekinetics Investments Pty Ltd [2015] APO 23 – patent opposition – novelty – inventive step – method of manufacture.

Target Australia Pty Ltd v Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 54 – trade mark opposition – parody – whether applicant’s mark likely to mislead or deceive.

Fletcher v Nextra Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 52 – Full Court appeal – consumer law – representations made in online blog – whether in trade or commerce – whether representations of fact or opinion.

Chernae Noonan v Benefit Cosmetics LLC [2015] ATMO 17 – trade marks opposition.

NQ Group Pty Ltd v CQ Group Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 317 – passing off – discovery dispute – relevance of respondent’s intention.

Madden v Seafolly Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 30 – Full Court appeal – trade practices – defamation.

Roebuck v News Limited [2014] ATMO 19 – trade marks opposition.

AstraZeneca AB v Alphapharm Pty Ltd VID876 of 2013 – pharmaceutical patent dispute.

Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v The Natural Cordial Company Pty Ltd VID 952 of 2013 – trade mark infringement, passing off, breach of Australian Consumer Law – cross-claim for invalidity of trade mark – settled at mediation.

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd v AstraZeneca AB (2013) 101 IPR 11 – pharmaceutical patent dispute – three patents – issues of infringement and invalidity.

Feggari Pty Ltd v ModelCo Pty Ltd VID 387 of 2013 – trade mark infringement, passing off claim – cross-claim for invalidity – settled at mediation.

Australian Postal Corporation v Digital Post Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2012] FCA 862 – trade mark infringement, passing off, breach of ACL.

Seafolly Pty Ltd v Madden (2012) 98 IPR 389 – injurious falsehood, defamation, breach of TPA, copyright infringement.

Seek Ltd v GMO (WA) Pty Ltd [2012] ATMO 25 – trade mark opposition.

Complete Technology Integrations Pty Ltd v Green Energy Management Solutions Pty Ltd [2011] FCA 1319 – summary judgment – breach of employment contract, trade mark infringement, copyright infringement, breach of confidence, joint tortfeasorship of directors.

Bostik Australia Pty Ltd v Construction Technologies Australia Pty Ltd VID322 of 2011 – trade mark infringement, infringement of copyright, breach of contract, breach of contract, passing off, breach of trade practices legislation, joint tortfeasorship – settled at mediation.

Ron Englehart Pty Ltd v Enterprise Constructions (Australia) Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 4 – Full Court appeal concerning copyright in building plans.

Groupon Inc v Scoopon Pty Ltd VID 655 of 2010 – breach of trade practices legislation, passing off.

Yarra Valley Dairy Pty Ltd v Lemnos Foods Pty Ltd (2010) 191 FCR 297 – trade mark infringement, passing off, Part V TPA.

Nutrientwater Pty Ltd v Baco Pty Ltd (2010) 265 ALR 140 – passing off, breach of Part V of the TPA.

Dimokranitis v Exotic Limo Pty Ltd [2010] ATMO 69 – trade mark opposition.

Liquideng Farm Supplies Pty Ltd v Liquid Engineering 2003 Pty Ltd (2009) 79 IPR 439 – Full Court appeal concerning the principles to be applied when assessing an account of profits.