It’s not uncommon for individuals and brands to apply for trademarks that are similar to others, deliberately or incidentally. This is particularly the case in the retail space where the goal may be to leverage an existing brand name but make just enough changes for the trademark to be allowed. However, discovering that a competitor […]
Have you recently received a trademark notice of opposition from IP Australia? It can be concerning to receive this letter, particularly if you have already moved forward with the trademark. However, the good news is that you may have options to successfully defend the opposition. Who has the right to oppose a trademark registration? Any […]
The internet has created a readily accessible global marketplace that sees international businesses being able to sell to Australian consumers from anywhere in the world. Enforcing trademark rights in Australia is possible. Learn how below. If you own an Australian trademark, registration gives you the exclusive right to use that trademark in Australia in relation […]
When you’ve been working with businesses for as long as we have, you come across some heartbreaking situations. None more tragic than people whose ideas and businesses were thriving, with no end in sight, only to come undone by something they never saw coming. What is involved in successfully trademarking a business or product? When […]
If you’re a fashion designer starting your own label, it’s essential to think about how you will protect the intellectual property in your clothing designs and brand. You will need to consider your options from a design, copyright, and trademark law perspective to decide on your IP protection strategy. This article looks at some of the basics you’ll need to think about.
Many start-ups or small businesses understandably try to bootstrap their businesses where possible with little or no venture capital. If this is the case, you want to use your resources wisely and save on expenses wherever you can. So when it comes to registering a trade mark, you need to decide whether you want to go the D.I.Y. route or hire a trade mark lawyer to help.