14 Nov
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How Can I Protect My Australian Trademark Overseas?

  It’s not uncommon for most people to find the legal side of their business overwhelming and want to put off dealing with matters of legal protection.  The areas of intellectual property such as trademarks, copyright and patents are not subjects that most business operators usually have much experience in.  Many are often in doubt… Read more »

13 Nov
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A Comprehensive Guide to Australian Trademark Oppositions

  Your trademark is a powerful representation of your business in the marketplace, and it brings with it certain responsibilities and protections.  As part of these, you should be familiar with the concept of trademark oppositions.  An opposition is a formal process where an objection can be lodged against someone else’s trademark being registered with… Read more »

10 Oct
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Should I Own My Trademark or Should My Company?

  Essentially when looking at how your trademark should be registered – either under your name or your business – there is no fixed answer that will necessary apply to everyone. A trade marks attorney will need to look at your individual circumstances to be able to help you make a decision.  Recent legal decisions… Read more »

09 Oct
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How Long Does a Trademark Last in Australia?

  Registering a trademark is an important, if not crucial, step to preventing others from copying your brand.  There are many considerations you need to be aware of when looking at registering a trademark, and it’s important to know how long your trademark will last for once it’s been approved. A trademark is registered for… Read more »

29 Aug
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How Long Does it Take to Register a Trademark?

  Registering a trademark for your business can be an important milestone when you’re first starting out, and it is a great way to protect your intellectual property as well as your standing in the market place.  Finding out as much as you can about registering trademarks can help to demystify the process, and it… Read more »

29 Aug
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How Do I Protect My Trademark?

  You’ve gone through the registration process, paid the fees, secured your trademark for 10 years – you may think that you’re now finished with the process, however this is only the first step in ensuring your trademark is protected during the time it is registered.   There are a number of rules that you’ll need… Read more »