Trade marks

Popular craft beer manufacturer, Stone & Wood, were claiming that Thunder Road’s use of the names ‘Pacific Ale’ and ‘Pacific’ was causing confusion among consumers, leading them to order a Thunder Road beer when what they really wanted was a Stone & Wood.  The beer rivals’ labels are below – confused, or not so much?

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Last week the Federal Court handed down its judgment in Lodestar Anstalt v Campari America LLC [2016] FCAFC 92, which was an appeal from the decision in Skyy Sprits LLC v Lodestar Anstalt [2015] FCA 509. The judgment clarified how the Full Federal Court’s decision in Yau’s Entertainment Pty Ltd v Asia Television Ltd [2002] […]

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