Top 13 of 2013: developments in trademark law and a look at what’s coming up in 2014

Last month we looked at what’s in store for patent law in 2014 and provided a snapshot of the headline cases from the previous year. This month we give trademarks the same treatment.

The events of 2013 have meant 2014 will be an interesting year in the trademark space where we expect to see: the High Court considering the test for ‘distinctiveness’ while it practises its Italian in the Cantarella and Modena dispute involving Italian word marks; the practical implication of the recent amendments to the Trade Marks Act in full swing; and potential changes in search engine strategies for companies as a result of Google’s relaxed policies implemented after the High Court’s decision in Google v ACCC

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