A rush to register COVID-19 related trade marks
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous companies seeking to register COVID-19 related trade marks in relation to a wide range of goods and services in many countries throughout the world. In...
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous companies seeking to register COVID-19 related trade marks in relation to a wide...
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Why pay for a trade mark when I can get copyright for free?
A question sometimes asked by companies seeking trade mark protection is whether they can avoid the cost by simply relying on copyright to protect their valuable brand names and...
A question sometimes asked by companies seeking trade mark protection is whether they can avoid the cost by simply...
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Australia: Is an International Trade Mark Application right for you?
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application in each country of interest, via local attorneys (the ‘direct method’);...
When protecting a trade mark in foreign countries, there are two options for Australian businesses to consider: You can file an application...
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Recent updates to New Zealand Trade Marks Guidelines: Ownership and Divisionals
Ownership: Don’t underestimate the importance of nominating the correct trade mark Applicant! IPONZ has recently updated its practice guidelines on Section 32(1) of the Trade Marks Act 2002, which relates...
Ownership: Don’t underestimate the importance of nominating the correct trade mark Applicant! IPONZ has recently updated its practice guidelines on...
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Descriptive Composite Marks – Are They Worthwhile?
One of the most common questions people usually ask is what type of mark to file for? A business will often use all three types of mark. For instance, their...
One of the most common questions people usually ask is what type of mark to file for? A business will...
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A simple guide to trade mark oppositions in Australia – Part 3
When is the decision made? A decision is usually handed down within three to six months after the hearing. A written decision will be issued, and the parties will be...
When is the decision made? A decision is usually handed down within three to six months after the hearing. A...
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A simple guide to trade mark oppositions in Australia – Part 2
If there are prospects for the opposition to be settled amicably (and there almost invariably are), it is best that the opposition be suspended early in the evidence stages...
If there are prospects for the opposition to be settled amicably (and there almost invariably are), it is best...
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