The first thing to do is don’t panic. It’s easy to feel shocked when you learn that someone has filed an objection to your trade mark being registered. The second thing to do is check all the dates on the correspondence you have if your trade mark is opposed in any jurisdiction. We’ll focus on […]

If you want to protect your trade mark in more than one jurisdiction, then you’ll need to file more than one application, is the short answer to the question. There’s no such thing as filing a single global application and getting protection for your trade mark all around the world. The particular filing methodology that […]

The first thing to be aware of if you want to oppose a trade mark is that there’s a very specific timeframe during which it’s possible to oppose a trade mark before it’s registered. Specifically that is within two months from the date on which the trade mark acceptance is advertised in Australia. And if […]

Copyright and trade marks are different forms of legal protection for intellectual property and copyright protects original works of authorship. Copyright includes things like literary works, artistic works, musical works and also sound recordings, cinematograph films and so on. The copyright in these works can’t be registered in Australia. It simply arises automatically upon the […]

If you are using your business name as a trade mark in the marketplace, you should register that trade mark in our view. In other words, are you using your business name as a badge of origin or a brand for your goods or your services? If yes, trade mark registration should be considered. Trade […]

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