Ken Hamilton

Ken Hamilton

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Trade Marks
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Overview

Ken Hamilton has over 25 years of experience working in the field of intellectual property. He commenced his career in 1982 by studying to become a registered patent and trade mark attorney. In the early 1990s Ken worked as an in-house patent attorney for the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation.

Ken returned to private practice in 1994 and since then he has specialised in providing advice in relation to trade marks. Over this time he has gained extensive experience with the registration and enforcement of trade marks in Australia and overseas. Ken is also an experienced advocate in oppositions, removal actions and other matters before the Australian Registrar of Trade Marks.

Ken has also served on a number of INTA committees and is currently a member of the Indigenous Rights Committee.


Ken Hamilton's Insights
Australia Update: Wine Giant Serves Up Signature Dish
Last month, the Federal Court handed down its decision in Samuel Smith & Son Pty Ltd v Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd FCA 1515, finding in favour of...
Last month, the Federal Court handed down its decision in Samuel Smith & Son Pty Ltd v Pernod Ricard...
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Take Care when Cutting the Grass
The Federal Court recently issued a decision regarding the registrability of the trade mark SIR WALTER for “turf grass” in Class 31, where the applied for trade mark was...
The Federal Court recently issued a decision regarding the registrability of the trade mark SIR WALTER for “turf grass”...
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West Coast keeps its Cool(er) and its Registrations
In non-use cancellation proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office, the Registrar is provided with the discretion to remove a trade mark “in respect of any or all of...
In non-use cancellation proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office, the Registrar is provided with the discretion to remove...
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Indonesian Trade Mark Law Update
The trade mark outlook across Asia is rapidly changing. The large developing economic markets in Asia are generally great untapped resources in the trade mark landscape. These markets are...
The trade mark outlook across Asia is rapidly changing. The large developing economic markets in Asia are generally great...
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