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5 things to remember when registering a trademark

Registering a trademark can be crucial to your business success. And while the application process to register a trademark appears straightforward, it’s helpful to keep the following points in mind. 1 Ensure that your trademark is a trademark By definition a trademark is a sign that one trader uses to distinguish their goods and/or services… Read more »

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IP Australia announces new fees for trademark registration

IP Australia announces new fees for trademark registration The Australian Intellectual Property Office has announced a new fee structure for Intellectual Property services in Australia. This change of fee structure will align Australia with other international IP Offices.   The Australian Trademarks Office new fee structure for trademark registration and associated services commences from 12am… Read more »

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The use of “Kylie” as a trademark: Kylie Minogue V Kylie Jenner

The use of “Kylie” as a trademark: Kylie Minogue V Kylie Jenner When news broke that Kylie Minogue began opposition proceedings against Kylie Jenner’s application to trademark the name “Kylie”, it highlighted the importance of being vigilant about trademark protection. During April and November 2015 Kylie Jenner through her company Kylie Jenner Inc. filed numerous federal… Read more »

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Could your trademark application be vulnerable?

Could your trademark application be vulnerable? How a successful opposition can be made on bad faith grounds Thinking about registering a trademark in Australia? A search of trademark databases will give you an indication of what trademarks are already pending or registered and whether they are similar to your trademark. But it’s also it’s a… Read more »

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The hidden costs of not knowing about trademark, brand and intellectual property registrations

The hidden costs of not knowing about trademark, brand and intellectual property registrations What all small business owners and start-ups in Australia must know. When you started your business, you invested time, effort and money on: website design, branding, finance, and marketing. Anything in the ‘legal area’ like trademark, brand and intellectual property protection was… Read more »

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Could you be infringing another business’s trademark?

Could you be infringing another business’s trademark? 7 things all start up and small business owners need to know about infringing another business’s trademark There’s a lot to think about when you’re a start up or small business owner. But thinking about infringing another business’s trademark probably won’t be on your ‘to-do’ list. However, perhaps… Read more »