When you submit an application to register a trademark to the body who oversees the process – IP Australia – it will pass through a number of stages before you will get notification that the trademark has been registered, if this is the outcome of the application.  At the time of writing, it is taking […]

One question that can come up from time to time is whether it is possible to reacquire a trademark that may have expired, and if so, how easy is the process?  The answer will depend on a number of variables such as whether the trademark is still active or has been removed, how long it […]

What happens when you start a company and launch a website, only to discover that someone has registered a domain name that is similar to yours, or has registered a trademark for a product or service that is similar to your domain name? Your company’s website is often one of its most important assets and […]

Many of our clients often ask us what the difference is between a trademark and a patent. So, if you are confused between the two, rest assured you are not alone. However, failure to understand their differences could increase the potential for risk and loss. For instance, how do you know someone else will not […]

Everyone knows that there are risks involved in starting a new business, that is why it is so important that you seek to minimise those risks as much as possible.  One of the first items should be to register and protect your trademark.  If you decide not to register your trademark or put it on […]