Trademark dispute could land frozen yogurt business in Federal Court | In a battle of the frozen desserts, the owners of Yo-Chi – a large self-serve frozen yogurt business owned by the Allis family – are threatening to take small Melbourne store Yo-Kli to the Federal Court if they don’t make some urgent changes.
IP Australia is an agency of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. IP Australia administers intellectual property rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, registered designs and plant breeder’s rights in Australia.
In 2021, a record high 32,397 standard patent applications were filed in Australia, an 11% increase on 2020 filings as innovations have increased in Australia and internationally. Trade marks
A record total of 88,725 trade mark applications were filed in Australia, up 9% on 2020. This demonstrates strong domestic economic activity as businesses and individuals create new brands when pursuing growth opportunities. Design Rights
Design applications in Australia grew 13% in 2021, the steepest year-on-year growth observed over the past decade, reaching a record 8,115 applications. Plant Breeder’s Rights
PBR applications were down 6% (297) on 2020 likely due to environmental stressors (from IP Australia Website)
The 10th Annual Australian Intellectual Property Report presents a rich account of the latest IP trends in Australia.
Subaru could be about to get a little more hardcore, with the brand trademarking the “Wilderness” nameplate in Australia. The Wilderness tag has so far been applied to the Outback overseas, with some heavy-duty changes seriously upping that model’s off-road capability, turning Subaru’s wagon into a genuine Toyota LandCruiser Prado or even Toyota HiLux rival on the rough stuff.
Number 2178320 IR number 1590144
Words SUBARU WILDERNESS
Image description ROAD BELOW MOUNTAINS & TREES,ALL STYLISED IN SHIELD
Goods & Services Class 12: Automobiles and structural parts and structural fittings therefor.
Owner SUBARU CORPORATION
IR renewal due 12 3 2031
Filing 12 3 2021