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Recent cases on trade mark distinctiveness

  • 15 Jul 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online only via Zoom (link to be sent upon registration)

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Please join us as Stephen Rebikoff of the Victorian Bar reviews the Full Court decisions in Bendigo Bank and Urban Alley and the first instance decisions in Goodman Fielder and Jazz Corner and considers the different approaches that have been taken to the assessment of distinctiveness in the context of a challenge to registration under s 41 of the Trade Marks Act.

Stephen Rebikoff is a barrister specialising in intellectual property and administrative law. He is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, and regularly appears both led and unled in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, Trade Marks Office and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has acted for a wide range of leading companies and brands, including Cadbury, Telstra, Facebook and Monster Energy, and has particular expertise in relation to the use of intellectual property on the internet. He has been involved in a number of landmark cases involving geographical indications, common law rights in relation to colour, and copyright in computer software, databases, music, film and television. He is recommended in the Legal 500, Doyle’s Guide, Best Lawyers Australia and the World Trademark Review 1000.

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The event will be hosted online only via Zoom.  A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.


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