An Australian Intellectual Property Litigation Round-Up from the Commonwealth Courts portal as of 31 August 2012.
In the past week, the following intellectual property cases were commenced in the week ending 31 August 2012:
|SYG1845/2012||Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd||2 Doors Down Pty Limited||Infringement||Application filed, First Court Date set for 22 October 2012|
|QUD423/2012||Dr Duy Mai Pty Ltd||Amazing Smilez Pty Ltd||Trade Marks||Originating Application filed, Directions set for 21 September 2012|
|QUD455/2012||Ellen G White Estate Inc||Mr Brendan Paul Knudson||Copyright||Originating Application filed, Directions set for 04 September 2012|
|VID611/2012||LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER||SONYA VALENTINE PTY LTD ACN||Trade Marks||Originating Application filed, First Directions set for 15 October 2012|
In the past week, the following case developments occurred:
|VID595/2012||Redroks International Ip Pty Ltd and Lomis International (Australia) Pty Ltd||All Interactive Distribution Pty Ltd and All Interactive Entertainment Pty Ltd||Trade Marks||Administrative Listing heard, Assisted Dispute Resolution filed, Mediation set for 13 September 2012|
|NSD1167/2012||Embertec Pty Limited||Energy Efficient Technologies Pty Limited||Trade Marks||Directions heard, Scheduling Conference set for 10 October 2012|
|NSD936/2012||Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd (ACN 000 173 508) and MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP||Apotex Pty Ltd (ACN 096 916 148)||Not defined||Further Directions set for 11 September 2012|
In the past week, the following cases were finalised:
|WAD161/2012||Raytheon Company||Lockheed Martin Corporation||Trade Marks||Finalised – Discontinued/Withdrawn|
|VID547/2012||Melbourne Helicopters Pty Ltd (ACN 136 909 843)||The Experiences Group Pty Ltd (ACN 139 054 998)||Trade Marks||Finalised – Discontinued/Withdrawn|
|NSD1078/2012||ADIDAS AG and Adidas Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 058 390 659)||Dimmeys Stores Pty Ltd||Trade Marks||Finalised – Dismissed by ConsentOutcome
The Respondents are permanently restrained from:
manufacturing, procuring the manufacture of, importing, purchasing, selling, offering to sell, supplying, offering to supply or distributing any Infringing Products; and
authorising, directing or procuring any other company or person to engage in any of the conduct sought to be restrained above.
The proceedings otherwise be dismissed with no order as to costs.
In these orders:
“Infringing Products” means apparel in relation to which any of the 3-Bars Trade Marks, 3‑Stripe Trade Marks or adidas Trade Marks, or any mark substantially identical or deceptively similar to any of the 3-Bars Trade Marks, 3-Stripe Trade Marks or adidas Trade Marks, is used without the licence of the Applicants.
“3-Bars Trade Marks” means the Australian Registered Trade Mark Nos. 638734
“3-Stripe Trade Marks” means the Australian Registered Trade Mark Nos. 273337
“adidas Trade Marks” means the Australian Registered Trade Mark Nos. 226123 and 342352