The Full Federal Court today ruled on Stone & Wood’s appeal of an earlier decision clearing Thunder Road’s use of the name ‘Pacific Ale’ on a rival beer.
Revel Brewing Company is the new identity of Brisbane start-up Malt Brewing, which agreed to rebrand after Lion Beer Australia moved to protect its Malt Shovel Brewery trade mark.
The safest brand names for breweries to trade mark are those comprised of made up or arbitrary words, advises intellectual property lawyer James Omond.
This week on Beer is a Conversation we talk trade marks with intellectual property expert James Omond. A registered Trade Mark Attorney with extensive experience in the drinks industry, James established his own law firm – Omond & Co – in 2002. He specialises in providing IP advice to wine, beer and spirits producers through… Read more →
It may well be an ‘iconic’ brand but whatever you do, please don’t mention the reason that it’s iconic. But please do talk about it on social media. Matt Kirkegaard asks WTF?
Lion Nathan has recently successfully defended its trademarking of the word ‘NEW’ against a company seeking to trademark the logo for New South Brewing Company. Following a hearing Trade Mark Office hearings officer, Bianca Irgang, determined that a “significant number of consumers would at the very least experience a reasonable doubtas to the existence of… Read more →