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eBay Inc successfully opposes TRADIEBAY trade mark application

The Registrar of Trade Marks has recently upheld an objection by eBay Inc (eBay) to the application for registration of the trade mark TRADIEBAY, a classified advertising site for tradespeople.

The grounds of opposition relied on by eBay were:

  • TRADIEBAY is deceptively similar to the registered trade mark EBAY, under section 44 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (the Act);
  • use of TRADIEBAY is contrary to law within the meaning of section 42 of the Act; and
  • EBAY had acquired a significant reputation in Australia such that the use of TRADIEBAY would be likely to deceive or cause confusion, under section 60 of the Act. More…
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Battle of the Golden Brands – George Weston Foods Limited v Golden Circle Limited [2013] ATMO 41

Brand giants George Weston Foods (GWF) and Golden Circle battled it out in the Australian Trade Marks Office, in a dispute about the use of trade marks containing the word GOLDEN in respect of various foodstuffs in Australia.

GWF filed a trade mark opposition against Golden Circle’s trade mark application for GOLDEN CIRCLE. The application was filed for pastries, cakes, fresh biscuits, bread sticks, pastry, snack foods in the nature of bakery products amongst other goods. More…

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Lommen Abdo’s August/September 2013 e-newsletter

Lommen Abdo’s August/September 2013 e-newsletter is fresh off the virtual presses with news about:
  • Minnesota residency may cost us more in taxes.
  • Steps businesses can take to reduce risk.
  • Is an international joint venture right for you?
  • Join us for the St. Croix Valley Rotaract Brew Review.
  • Meet Valerie Sims.
And there is a lot more news about Lommen Abdo and our clients. Click on the link above.  Please let us know if you have questions, if we may be of assistance in any way or if you have suggestions for future newsletters.  Enjoy!
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Lefèvre Pelletier & associés, Avocats (LPA) is delighted to announce the arrival of Evelyne Bagdassarian, as partner in the tax department


Prior to joining Lefèvre Pelletier & associés, Evelyne Bagdassarian, was local partner at Baker & McKenzie, Paris since 2011. She worked for the firms Gide Loyrette Nouel during 6 years and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Evelyne Bagdassarian deals with tax issues connected with transactions involving cross-border financing, leveraged buy-outs and mergers and acquisitions. She has also developed legal and tax expertise for more than ten years in assisting clients in their investments and partnership projects in the countries of the CIS, particularly Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia etc ….More…


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Inevitable Disclosure: A Theory, Not A Claim

In a recent decision from the Southern District of New York, Judge William H. Pauley III rejected the use of the “inevitable disclosure” doctrine as a basis for an independent claim and outright granted a Rule 12(6)(6) motion to dismiss the complaint brought by a California employer against its former New York based employee.

Janus et Cie v. Andrew Kahnke, 12 Civ. 7201 (WHP) (U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., August 29, 2013) is a case brought by Janus, a provider of high-end residential and commercial furnishings, against Andrew Kahnke, a sales manager in one of its showrooms who was subject to a confidentiality agreement without any restrictive covenants. When Kahnke resigned and went to work for a direct competitor, Janus commenced an action for inevitable disclosure of trade secrets, seeking a permanent injunction barring him from disclosing any of Janus’ trade secrets or confidential information and from working for Dedon, his new employer, in any area where they are direct competitors.

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Kochański Zieba Rapala & Partners advises Griffin Group in the biggest and most recognizable transactions and projects.

For many years, KZRP has been providing legal assistance to the Griffin Group, a private equity fund which has been investing in commercial, industrial and residential properties on the Polish market. We have had the opportunity to provide legal assistance in the following transactions:


Legal assistance in JV projects with Eastbridge Group and Immobel Group established for purchasing and subsequent resale of RUCH real estate portfolio. Legal assistance in acquisition and resale of particular selected properties.  More…

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WALA Conference 2013



It was an extraordinary experience being able to participate in the World Airport Lawyers Association (WALA) World Meeting 2013, held in Montreal earlier this month.

And most of all it was exciting to be able to speak at that conference on the matter of “Ground Handling Agreements”, for a great audience and experienced colleagues.

Thanks to Diego Gonzalez and WALA for the invitation and the opportunity.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE successfully represented AS Hotell Viru in circuit court

By its judgment of 9 September, Tallinn Circuit Court annulled the prior judgments delivered by the administrative court and ruled in favour of AS Hotell Viru in the so-called Viru’s Son case. The court held that the action brought by AS Hotell Viru for receiving compensation for direct patrimonial damage relating to the detailed plan for the Viru Square was justified. Therefore, Hotel Viru is entitled to request that Tallinn City Council and Tallinn City Government compensate for costs in an amount of up to EEK 6.7 million and pay late interest for a period of three years.

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Want to Get Paid for Inpatient Admissions? Follow CMS Certification Requirements.

In its final regulations for the 2014 Inpatient Prospective Patient System, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services emphasized the importance of physician certifications. Under the regulations, Medicare will only pay for an inpatient admission if a physician certifies the medical necessity for the stay. The first piece of such certification is for the physician [...]

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ILN-terviews: Jeanne Feltgen, Lutgen & Associes

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Jeanne Feltgen of our member firm, Lutgen & Associes in Luxembourg!

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
I think that I can accurately describe my practice as a fascinating and most gratifying search for best possible results and solutions.

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